Father’s Day (June 19th) is coming up this weekend. Celebrating often includes BBQs, baseball and families getting together. But what happens if you are the man & your wife/partner has suffered a miscarriage. You may not be in the spirit to celebrate. And that is OK.
Going with your gut instinct and doing (or not doing) what feels right for you on that day is what you should do. Only by being true to yourself about your feelings toward celebrating Father’s Day will you be able to heal. On our blog on June 7th we gave some suggestions on how to help get through the day – https://ourhopeplace.wordpress.com/
We would also like to include a link to Our Hope Place (www.OurHopePlace.com) where we have an expert talk about “Men, Women, Miscarriage & Grieving Styles” – we hope this helps – (see link below for complete information and chart)
Men, Women, Miscarriage And Grieving Styles
By: Paula Levy
Miscarriage is an emotional and confusing time for most couples. There are few societal rituals for grieving for a miscarriage and the depth of this pain is not well recognized in our culture. In addition, couples have little or no physical existence of their child (pictures, toys, memories) and therefore it becomes difficult for them to validate their loss in the usual ways. Add to this mix the
fact that women and men usually grieve differently which can cause miscommunication, hurt and disappointment between them. As a result, a mother and father can have vastly different reactions to a miscarriage. In many cases, the mother doesn’t understand why her husband is not experiencing significant grief and the father doesn’t understand why his wife is so
devastated. This can have profound implications for the marriage.
Please let us know if you have a special way of celebrating Father’s Day after your miscarriage.