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Episode 124. Healing Relationships in the Aftermath of a Child's Suicide with Lark Galley

Healing Relationships in the Aftermath of a Child's Suicide with Lark Galley

May 14, 20241 min read

In this podcast episode, Sharon interviews Lark Galley, a wife and mother who has experienced the profound grief of losing a son to suicide.

Lark shares the challenges this tragedy posed to her marriage and how it has affected both her and her husband's perception of success, personal achievements, and their relationship with each other.

We explore the complexity of grief, the importance of allowing vulnerability in the healing process, and how Lark and her husband have worked through their grief individually and as a couple. Additionally, Lark highlights the impactful moments of realization and acceptance that have helped them both to find new ways to connect and support each other amidst their profound loss.


About Lark Dean Galley

On March 21, 2019, Lark experienced a devastating loss—the unexpected suicide of her 19-year-old son. Having already endured her father’s suicide five years earlier, this second death hit especially hard. All expectations for the future were erased. Everything became difficult. Even breathing felt like a conscious decision. Her book "Learning to Breathe Again" is the story of her raw and painful journey through despair and grief; it is standing on the brink of an abyss ready to pitch into the darkness and making the very difficult decision to step away from the edge. Lark shares how this decision to use her loss to bless the lives of others helped her to heal from both her son’s and father’s suicides. It is her desire to instill hope in those who wonder how, or even if, they can go on.

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