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Losing your child is horrible. It doesn’t matter if it was due to a miscarriage, if your baby was stillborn or if you child died as an infant or adult. The loss is real and changes your life forever. But what many people who haven’t experienced this is that that one event in your life also affects every other area of your life, for the rest of your life.

The relationship with your husband/wife/partner changes, friendships change, relationships with family members change. It also affects the relationships with your other children or your nieces/nephews and friends’ children.

It isn’t only a loss but complicates everything. Six months later everyone arounds you expects you to “be over it” and you are still trying to piece your life back together and have no idea how because nothing makes sense anymore.

This podcast is here to help you make sense of your life, make sense of what is happening in your relationships and help you to come out of that thick fog and build a life that you are happy in without feeling guilty that you are happy even though your child is gone.

My son, Joshua, died in August 1997 and I’m taking the experience I’ve gained over these last 22 years – in addition to the experiences of other that I know, to help you navigate this journey.

You are not alone and don’t have to do this alone.

To learn more about the podcast you can go to https://www.podcast.taratruax.com . If you’d like to be a guest on the show or have topic suggestions, you’ll find a link here site as well.

Love and blessings to you,
-Tara

Living Life After the Loss of A Child Tara Truax

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Losing your child is horrible. It doesn’t matter if it was due to a miscarriage, if your baby was stillborn or if you child died as an infant or adult. The loss is real and changes your life forever. But what many people who haven’t experienced this is that that one event in your life also affects every other area of your life, for the rest of your life.

The relationship with your husband/wife/partner changes, friendships change, relationships with family members change. It also affects the relationships with your other children or your nieces/nephews and friends’ children.

It isn’t only a loss but complicates everything. Six months later everyone arounds you expects you to “be over it” and you are still trying to piece your life back together and have no idea how because nothing makes sense anymore.

This podcast is here to help you make sense of your life, make sense of what is happening in your relationships and help you to come out of that thick fog and build a life that you are happy in without feeling guilty that you are happy even though your child is gone.

My son, Joshua, died in August 1997 and I’m taking the experience I’ve gained over these last 22 years – in addition to the experiences of other that I know, to help you navigate this journey.

You are not alone and don’t have to do this alone.

To learn more about the podcast you can go to https://www.podcast.taratruax.com . If you’d like to be a guest on the show or have topic suggestions, you’ll find a link here site as well.

Love and blessings to you,
-Tara

    #5: How Many Kids Do You Have?

    #5: How Many Kids Do You Have?

    It’s the worse question… I just hate it.  I never knew what to say when I was asked this, because when people learned that I had lost a child things got weird.  
    Do you know what I mean?
    Early in my loss, I would not include Joshua in my count.  Then of course, I felt like I was betraying him; denying him.  
    Now, I decide based on the situation.  Usually, I count Joshua and continue with the conversation as I would normally.  I don’t make a big deal of the loss and create a safe space for the other person to feel however they feel.
    It is my belief that this will help the conversation to become more normal.  Just as talking about the passing of your mother or father would be. This will help the people who have experienced this loss to not feel so alone and isolated.  Ignoring that it happens only serves to create shame and it doesn’t teach others HOW to have this discussion. 
    What do you think?  Let me know at tara@taratruax.com or comment on iTunes here:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/living-life-after-the-loss-of-a-child/id1483997017
    You can learn more about this episode at https://podcast.taratruax.com. 
    You are invited to join our Facebook Community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/livinglifeafterthelossofachildcommunity 
    If you would like to be a guest on the podcast or have topic suggestions please go to https://podcast.taratruax.com

    • 7 min
    #4: Shock and Denial (1st Stage of Grief)

    #4: Shock and Denial (1st Stage of Grief)

    ‘They’ say that Shock and Denial is the first stage of grief.  ‘They’ say that there are 5 stages of grief. ‘They’ say… a lot of things and I don’t believe it to be that cut and dry.  I’d love to know what you think.
    In this episode we explore the Shock and Denial of discovering the loss of your child and how this is helpful to you.  Additionally we discuss making the choice to move out of this identity of your loss and not getting stuck in the grieving process so that you can move forward to living a happy life.
    You can learn more about this, and other episodes at https://podcast.taratruax.com. 
    You can get the free guide mentioned, Strategies to Get Through Special Occasions After the Loss of Your Child, at https://www.taratruax.com/getting-through 
    If you would like to be a guest on the podcast or have topic suggestions please go to https://podcast.taratruax.com
    Please leave a rating and/or review at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/living-life-after-the-loss-of-a-child/id1483997017 

    • 12 min
    #3: The Shock: A Moment That Stops In Time and Lives On Forever

    #3: The Shock: A Moment That Stops In Time and Lives On Forever

    It’s the moment that stops time, tears your heart apart and changes everything going forward.  In this episode I’ll share with you when I learned of the death of my son Joshua, why it’s important to recount these details and how doing so will help you in moving forward.
     
    You can learn more about this episode at https://podcast.taratruax.com/3 . 
     
    You can get the free guide mentioned, Strategies to Get Through Special Occasions After the Loss of Your Child, at https://www.taratruax.com/getting-through
     
    If you would like to be a guest on the podcast or have topic suggestions please go to https://podcast.taratruax.com

    • 14 min
    #2: Defining Loss

    #2: Defining Loss

    Loss of a child is so much more than a miscarriage or your child dying at 7 years or 27 years. 
    In this episode, we discuss acknowledge the different types of child loss that can be experienced and things we can do to help this horrible situation.
    You can learn more about this episode at https://podcast.taratruax.com. 
    You can get the free guide mentioned, Strategies to Get Through Special Occasions After the Loss of Your Child, at https://www.taratruax.com/getting-through 
    If you would like to be a guest on the podcast or have topic suggestions please go to https://podcast.taratruax.com

    • 15 min
    #1: The Who, What and Why of This Podcast...

    #1: The Who, What and Why of This Podcast...

    In this first episode of Living Life After the Loss of A Child, I'll explain a little about who I am and why I'm doing a podcast on this particular topic.
    More importantly, you'll hear about how this podcast will help you in the months/years going forward.
    Losing a child affects everything in your life, for the rest of your life.  Relationships with everyone from your partner to you friends and family changes dramatically.  Trying to have, or raising, other children becomes much more complicated.
    This is a lonely place to be because so many have no idea what you are going through - and this is a good thing.  
    This podcast is here to help you no longer feel alone.
     

    • 5 min

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