I think it depends on your point of view.
I believe from the parents’ point of view I could see them go 50-50 on it. I think for men the breakup of their family may be worse. For the mother I think death of a child would probably be.
I think from an outsider, more societal point of view, the family breakup is worse.
**I think from an outsider, more societal point of view, the family breakup is worse.**
I tend to agree with you. My mom and my daughters have expienced miscarriages/death of a child. It is heart wrenching to say the least.
But the loss of a family is community/state/nation wrenching — children have no positive model on which to base their parenting skills when a divorce occurs (provided the divorce did not happen because of abuse to the children or spouse.)
Once you have seen the look on the face of a parent at their child’s funeral, you would have to agree with me.