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In addition to the support we received from friends and family, who were dealing with their own grief, we used to attend a local support group for bereaved parents. It was both a help and a hindrance. Sometimes, listening to other stories was really depressing! But it was good not to feel so alone in our experience, to know there were others walking a similar path. Over the years I often thought of training as a grief counsellor or parent support person, as a way of giving something back, but I have chosen instead to focus on loving my own children well, and responding to situations and opportunities as they arise in my life. For now, anyway.

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