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DEARSUGAR Needs Your Help: How To Cope With My Family's Miscarriage

DEARSUGAR Needs Your Help: How To Cope With My Family's Miscarriage

DEARSUGAR and Sad Sis need your help. Miscarriages are unfortunate, disappointing and very personal between couples. It would be difficult not to just run over and be with them, but it's also important to give them privacy and time to mourn their loss. What are ways that you can reach out and still keep your distance?

Dear Sugar
My brother in law and sister in law were due with their first baby April 30th. My calculations couldn't have made them more then a few weeks pregnant but they had told many people. Today we received an e-mail from my brother in law saying that they had very sad news and that the pregnancy was not developing normally so a miscarriage was imminent.

They asked for us to respect their privacy during this difficult time. What is something that I can do or say for them to let them know that we are here for them? I've gone to pick up the phone a zillion times today, but somehow I don't know just what say.

I've had girlfriends who have had miscarriages and that seemed a bit easier than this one. We live close by to my brother in law and sister in law, so I could go over and see them - but I am not sure they want guests. All that they did was send out this e-mail. Do you have any suggestions?

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