chapter  4
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Pregnancy Loss and Your Relationship: Grieving Together and Apart

Y our pregnancy loss forces you and your partner to grapple with a tragedy, perhaps the first you have shared. Your relationship is put to a test that can either draw you together or drive you apart. If you are fortunate, family and friends are there to listen, but more likely you have been left to manage your grief with little outside help. Even com­ passionate friends and relatives might not reach out to you for nearly as long as you need them. Aware of this lack of understanding, you and your partner may isolate yourselves and turn to each other as your pri­ mary-or only-source of comfort.