My experience with therapy has been a good one. I had already been going, but after our loss going to see my therapist was one of the first things I wanted to do. He does not specialize in grief counseling but he was a friendly face to talk to. Someone who wouldn't say crappy things like it was God's plan, and someone who wouldn't complain that I was talking about the same thing for the millionth time.
I say give it a shot, you may like it, or you may find that it is not for you. But I will say, if you don't like it at first, don't be afraid to try another therapist until you find one you click with. After my mom died I saw a grief counseler and we didn't click at all. Despite being crushed by my mom's death, I was also dealing with breaking up with my sort of/sort of not boyfriend and wanted to talk about that as well, and anytime I talked about anything other than my mom she would steer me back there.
If therapy doesn't work for you, or even if it does you might also try blogging if you don't already. It's very therapeutic for me and I love to blog. Good luck and ((hugs))
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DH and I have been going to therapy since our son passed away in February. We started out going every week, and now go every two or three weeks. We find it helpful, not only because we can talk about our son, but we also talk about things going on with us, our marriage, and our work.
I think we will probably start going monthly or so soon because it is pretty expensive, but I think it has been well worth it so far.
Me 32 (Stage IV Endometriosis, short luteal phase) DH 38
January 2014- DS born healthy at 35.4 weeks
February 2014- DS passed away due to complications from adenovirus
February 2015- Rainbow baby DD born at 36.3 weeks
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BFP# 1 7/7/12 Beautiful DD born still at 36 weeks 5 days on 3/2/13Diagnosed with PCOS in 2005. Started Metformin July 2013
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