Living without your child

Caring for your dying child can drain you of all your energy. When your child dies you may feel completely exhausted and empty. The thought of living without your child may seem impossible; you can feel suddenly feel very lost, vulnerable and alone.

Many parents find it difficult to imagine anyone else experiencing what they are going through. It may also feel as if it's the end of your world and that you will never be happy again.

This section touches on the experiences of parents after the death of a child or young person.

Every experience is unique and different, but we hope that you will find words that will help you if you are living without your child.

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Reviewed July 2014, next planned review 2017