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.