types of loss

Is Grief Only Related to Death?

Recently I gave a talk about grief to a local group.  At the end of the talk I was approached by a lady who told me that she had never associated the painful emotions she felt after her divorce as being grief.  Listening to the information I shared during my presentation, she now recognised that what she had been through was grief for her relationship that had died.  This isn’t the first time that I have heard a story like this.  Quite often people only associate grief with someone having died.  The reality is that there are over 40 life events that cause us to feel