CONFESSIONS OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR � Helping Humanity Befriend Mortality: There are losses in our society that — for one reason or another — aren’t recognized. This kind of grief is a disenfranchised grief.
Here are a couple forms of grief that often aren’t validated by society:
1. Grief from miscarriages. This is a silent grief. A grief that few people share; and when they do share, few people show compassion. This is a grief for one who had no connections in life. No schoolmates, no friends, no co-workers … all of which translates to no funeral. A grief that can’t be shared. A grief to be borne solely by the ones who conceived. A grief that is carried by the one who may now feel guilt upon silent grief because she miscarried.
This is a grief that is often carried alone. A grief that is too often complicated by guilt. A grief that is private and difficult to share. A grief for a nameless soul.