So much grief
April 19, 2011 6:56 AM Subscribe
Is there a grief groups in Silicon Valley, for men?
posted by anonymous to human relations (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife got pregnant. Shortly after, she became very ill. The doctors recommended that the pregnancy be terminated and start a few medications in parallel. And so we did. We had wanted a baby so badly. It was the most traumatic thing in my life.
Compounding things was a tiny comment by a doctor months afterward when the illness subsided: "Hm, maybe the termination wasn't necessary. We'll never know."
It's been many many months now and I still haven't gotten over this. I have flashbacks to the recovery room scene occasionally.
A therapist I'd been seeing recommended that I go to some sort of grief group - that sharing this experience with more people might help. Does something like this exist in Silicon Valley? For men?