“To lose a sibling is to lose the one person with whom one shares a lifelong bond that is meant to continue on into the future.”
— John Corey Whaley
Your sibling has died and you feel so many different feelings.
Your grief and loss are misunderstood – sometimes overlooked altogether.
Everyone is very conscientious when it comes to checking on the grieving spouse, your parents, and of course, your nieces and nephews.
Somehow you are off that list of recognition. It hurts. You feel misunderstood in your grief.
You’re left trying to gather up the pieces of your shattered heart all alone.
Now there will be a space to tell your story and find the support you’ve been seeking.
The Broken Pack is a newly formed and developing organization to support you and others like you by building a community where no sibling loss is overlooked.
Your story is welcome here. Your loss and pain are acknowledged. You matter.
We plan to provide professional training courses, education for the public, books, podcasts, resources, and community.
These offerings will be based on a thorough study of the many varied experiences of adults who have lost siblings.
Through your connections and your stories, The Broken Pack will cultivate the resources and community to finally address needs like yours.
Help us define what it is that will help you and others like you so that sibling loss survivors in the future feel heard, seen, and supported.
Tell us what would help you feel more understood and supported through this difficult process.
Click below to share your story and tell us about your needs.
“That is, the full impact of our brother’s or sister’s death begins to seep into our consciousness at precisely the same time when others might expect us to be feeling better.”
“Siblings may be ambivalent about their relationships in life, but in death the power of their bond strangles the surviving heart. Death reminds us that we are part of the same river, the same flow from the same source, rushing towards the same destiny. Were you close? Yes, but we didn’t know it then.” — Barbara Ascher