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Hidden Loss

with Ron Deal | September 29, 2020
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Sometimes, loss is hidden just below the surface.
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  • Some unwanted transition resulted in a blended family. Sometimes that loss is hidden, especially to the adults. Emily has been in her stepson's life since he was two so she assumes he won't be affected by loss. But in time he may grieve all the complications of his parent's divorce. Loss is revealed over time and developmental stages bring new losses to the surface for children. Don't let your feelings define a child's. Empathize and when hidden losses are uncovered, help them grieve.

Sometimes, loss is hidden just below the surface.

Hidden Loss

With Ron Deal
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September 29, 2020
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Ron: Sometimes, loss is hidden just below the surface.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: You’ve heard me say that stepfamilies are born from loss. Some unwanted transition resulted in a blended family. Well, sometimes that loss is hidden, especially to the adults. Emily has been in her stepson’s life since he was two so she assumes that he won’t be affected by loss. Here’s the thing: in time her stepson may grieve all the complications that have come about because of his parent’s divorce. Loss is revealed over time and developmental stages bring new losses to the surface for children.

The point is this: don’t let your feelings define a child’s. Empathize with their experience and when hidden losses are uncovered, help them grieve. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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