Grief doesn’t just hit us when we experience a death.There are actually many types of losses that don’t involve death at all.These include estrangement, financial or worldly losses, illness or injury, relinquishment, and institutional losses.Bereavement specialist Terri Daniel explained what they all mean and how they can impact us mentally.Changes in sleep or diet, a feeling of powerlessness, and even physical symptoms can all be signs you are suffering with grief.Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Cold, stormy weather during winter can easily negatively impact anyone’s mood. So much so, the dark and grey months can actually make us feel like we are grieving, even if we haven’t lost anyone.Bereavement specialist Terri Daniel, author of “Grief and God: When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing,” told Insider there are actually many types of losses that don’t involve death at all, and they can come into sharper focus when we’re already feeling seasonal glumness.”When you haven’t experienced an obvious loss such as a divorce or a death, you may not even be aware that you’re grieving,” Daniel said. “These losses can be secondary to a primary loss, or they can stand on their own.”There’s estrangement, where you feel a loss through a shift in the status of a friendship, romance, or family relationship.Financial or worldly losses, l
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