Thank you - that all makes total sense. I'm glad I had something to help me through these earliest years of grief. I regret that I had to stop completely because I became so dependent. I've just started therapy with a wonderful new therapist. Unfortunately, we don't have any parental bereavement groups close to where I live, but I've connected with many other bereaved parents online and it has helped me tremendously.

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