I miscarried two weeks ago and my friends think I should already be over it

DEAR DEIDRE: TWO weeks ago I lost the baby I was expecting.

Because it’s coming up to Christmas, everyone seems to think I would be over it by now. But I would have been three months pregnant on Christmas Day.

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Family and friends say things like, “You can always try again”, “There was something wrong with the baby” or: “Everything happens for a reason.”

But it only makes me more sad that my body couldn’t handle it.

I’m heartbroken and I cry every day.

I long for my partner to put his arms around me but he just says the same things as everyone else.

DEIDRE SAYS: It’s natural to feel this way.

Your partner and family mean well but do not understand you need to mourn.

Tell your partner you need his loving hugs now.

You can both find some help and understanding at miscarriageassociation.org.uk, 01924 200 799.

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