Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back

The following was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad who thought that sharing his story could help others dealing with the aftermath of losing a child.  It’s been 10 years since his loss and he still struggles with pain that he never dealt with.  He has since taken steps to help himself and others in his life.  I applaud him for taking this step in telling others his heartbreaking story.  It takes courage to sit down and write your story and to share it with the world.

The message of his story is “You can close the door on grief (and PTSD) but it will peek in through the window at some point in time.”  There is a lot of truth in that statement.


My story is an odd one, mostly due to the fact that even though I was married to my son’s mother, I was a lone parent grieving…

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About Sue Diane Rosenbloom, CT, MA

Thanatologist: Loss, Trauma, Crisis, Death, and Grief Educator - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007) Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (the highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimer's and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Former Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher
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