Grieving fathers, much like others trying to cope with loss, sometimes channel their grief into trying to help others repair their own emotional turmoil. This can help dads deal with their own grief. It is also often a response to the renewed sense of urgency and a desire to focus more on important things and less on unimportant ones that many of them feel as a result of their loss. Activism can often feel therapeutic and purposeful, and can help direct anger and frustration in healthy ways rather than harmful ones.
- Dads that have gone through a huge loss, such as losing a daughter, have found a new calling helping others during this hard time.
- Some dads go around the world and help fight dangers in the world, like the opiod craze and become an activist for others against these issues.
- These groups of me are here to help others. While they could’ve dug themselves into a sad hole, they are using their experiences to help others.
“We also appreciate the ravages and flow of time differently—especially as a son or daughter’s very being seems forever frozen in place.”