Grieving is never easy. The death of a spouse, friend or anyone important all bring their own pain, but there is something about the death of a child that is particularly hard to bear. When that child is your grandchild, dealing with your own grief, while having to witness the anguish of a bereft son or daughter, can feel like a double loss. One grandmother commented that this double loss is not more of the same. It is different, a grief unique to grandparents.

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‘When a grandchild dies’