Misconceptions about Grief
There are several common myths about grief:
- All losses of loved ones are the same.
- All parents grieve in the same way.
- Grief steadily declines over time.
- Infant death should not be difficult because you did not know the baby well.
- Children need to be protected from grief and death.
- Couples who experience the death of a child have a higher incidence of divorce.
- It is not important to have social support in your grief.
- It takes two months to get over grief.
- Children grieve like adults.
- Parents only feel crazy if they are going crazy.
- The intensity and length of your grief are testimony to your love for the deceased.
- Bereaved parents do not have a relationship with the deceased baby after the death.