[I searched the forums best I could and didn’t find this subject already covered; if I passed over it on accident though, feel free to delete this thread.] I’ve come across a few threads containing subject matter on dolls as replacement children, dolls as friends and comfort—but do you or someone you know use the dolls as a comfort for the death of real person? Three years ago I lost a child, and even today it is still a devastating blow. I rarely talk to my family about the pain and just recently I’ve been opening up to my fiancé about it. Since last October, I have gained two YoSDs, Finch and Connor, and I care for them in a way I would a child; I see them as a way to fill the void in my heart. Has anyone else ever experienced this with their dolls? Maybe they are not filling the void of a loss child—perhaps a lover, friend, parent, sibling?