Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Disenfranchised Grief

I just started doing the Open to Hope Foundation's sibling loss blog. Click here to see a new post on the subject of disenfranchised grief, i.e. losses that, for one reason or another, tend to be overlooked and/or ignored. If you're on this blog, you won't be surprised to hear that sibling grief is often disenfranchised.

(The picture, incidentally, is Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People, one of the best sibling loss movies, ever. I don't think he's actually all that disenfranchised in this movie--he's managed to call his loss to people's attention, though I'm not going to spoil it by telling you how. But his mom, played by Mary Tyler Moore at her icy best, just doesn't get it....It's all about her.)

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