Mar 9, 2015
The death of someone you love can create a ripple effect of losses or secondary losses. From loss of faith to loss of financial security, secondary losses are profound and require coping and adjustment on the part of the bereaved. When conceptualizing grief, many people don't take secondary loss into consideration resulting in confusion and struggle when these losses occur days, weeks and months after the death of a loved one.
In this episode the mental health professionals behind the grief website What's Your Grief attempt to define secondary loss and explain common examples. Additionally, they shed light on the ways in which secondary loss can cause confusion for grievers and those who seek to support them and explain why these losses can be taxing for all involved.
Show Notes: www.whatsyourgrief.com/thirteen