A Socially Unacceptable Grief

Pamela M Tsigdinos
5 min readDec 7, 2019
Photo by Karim MANJRA on Unsplash

There are two types of grief and loss when one loses a child. There’s the one society deems socially acceptable; it’s met with casseroles and kindness. The other is met with bewilderment or worse, dismissiveness.

“If fertility treatments don’t work and we are unable to have kids…”

Sarah recalled uttering this possibility aloud. It instantly made everyone within earshot visibly…

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Pamela M Tsigdinos

Writer/Author. Published in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, WIRED, The Boston Globe, Fortune, Reno Gazette Journal http://tinyurl.com/4kwypjtm