What is it like for other couples? Does anyone want to share their story, break the silence that seems to surround this aspect of the suicide loss experience?
And to my fellow parent survivors without partners: I think of you and hope you have found other people in your life who can accompany you as you move through this journey.
*Note: Psychologists call couples' differences in grief "coping asynchrony" and find a common contrast between more "instrumental" approaches to grief that are action-oriented versus more "intuitive" approaches that focus on the outpouring of feeling (see J. Jordan & J. McIntosh, 2011. Grief after suicide: Understanding the consequences and caring for the survivors. NY: Routledge.)