Men’s use of metaphors to make sense of their spouse’s miscarriage: expanding the communicated sense-making model

on 27 September 2019

Horstman HK; Holman A; McBride MC

Health Communication, 1 February 2019, online

With approximately 20% of pregnancies ending in loss, miscarriage is a relatively common and stressful occurrence. Because romantic partners’ coping efforts are intimately connected, the way one partner copes with the other’s miscarriage has important implications for individual and relational well-being.

Grounded in the communicated sense-making (CSM) model, the current study investigated how cis-gender men in heterosexual marriages (n = 45) communicatively constructed the meaning of their wife’s miscarriage through metaphors.

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