What I Learned in the Three Years Since Losing My Daughter

It’s still year three and I’m still learning.

Ana, age 15 — Photo by Author

The first year

There is no timeline for grief after the loss of a child. That’s one of the first things I learned after I lost my 15-year-old daughter, Ana, to cancer on March 22nd, 2017.



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Jacqueline Dooley

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss