Secondary Losses


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Secondary losses

When we experience a Bereavement it is natural to be consumed with thoughts and emotions of the person who has died. However this loss can impact many areas of one's life creating multiple losses from that primary loss.

These secondary losses,depending on the situation,can manifest as:-

Loss of identity

Loss of confidence

Loss of support system

Loss of income

Loss of Dreams for the future

Loss of Faith

So our grief is also the pain of the other losses that have arisen as a result of the death. So we begin to understand that the whole of our grief is comprised of many parts,including the primary loss and the secondary losses.