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Types of Grief And Loss

Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grievance refers to a grievance response that happens before an imminent loss. Usually, the imminent loss is the death of those close to you due to sickness, but it can also be witnessed by dying people themselves.

Sudden Loss

sudden loss is one that happens without any warning. Traumatic Death is one that is abrupt, unanticipated, traumatic, mutilating or devastating, random and/or preventable, involving several deaths or one in which a mourner has a personal encounter with death.

Although the grief over accidental death is not stronger, the ability to cope is weakened.

Grievers are saddened and amazed at the unexpected death of their loved ones. The absence is so disruptive that healing i s almost always difficult. This is because the adaptive capacity is so badly damaged and the ability to respond is so critically affected that it is severely impaired. The grievances are overshadowed.

Complicated Grief

There are occasions where the grievance does not proceed as expected; the severity and length of the grievance are protracted and significantly affect the capacity of the individual to work. Symptoms of depression and anxiety may be prevalent and prolonged.

Thoughts,  attitudes, and emotions can appear to linger for a long period of time with no progress or development. In these circumstances, it is necessary to seek the advice of a trained physician who will evaluate your particular condition and make suggestions that can help. It is necessary to get help; complex grief is not on its own.

Grieving During the Holidays

Holidays, particularly the first to lose a loved one, are especially painful for those who are grieving. Sometimes, friends and family members of those devastated by the death are unsure how to respond or what to say to ease their loved one’s mourning during the holidays.