Very interesting article.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Parents who lose a premature baby soon after birth often differ in their level of grief, and couples who talk about those feelings might fare better in the long term, a small study suggests.
In interviews with 22 couples who’d lost a pre-term baby two to six years earlier, Swiss researchers found that in general, the loss still had a “central role” in couples’ lives.
But for 10 couples, the level of grief differed between spouses. When that happened, spouses also tended to differ in how they moved on from losing the baby.
The findings, reported in the journal Psychosomatics, suggest that if couples try to share their grief with each other, they will be more emotionally in tune over the long term, according to the researchers.