List of Loss Events
Did you know many everyday life events can trigger a range of emotions, that we refer to as grief?
Grief is defined as “the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behaviour.”
Conflicting emotions can be “Relief and Pain.” Or “Freedom and Fear.”
When my Dad passed in 2003, I was conflicted.
I was relieved his seven years of slow declined had ended.
And I was sad, My Dad had died.
Divorce can cause conflicted feelings of Freedom and Fear.
The below picture highlights the 40+ grief / loss events that can occur in our lives.
As you look at the list remember “end or change of a familiar pattern.”
It’s important to understand that, when these events occur, it’s normal and natural to have feelings of loss.
This assists us to address them honestly when they happen.
Either to us or others.
Over time, society will change its traditional view of grief, only being triggered from a death of a loved one.
Knowing the scope and breadth of grief, can help future generations deal with grief more effectively.
At the end of the day, isn’t that what our life is all about……………….
Making sure that we leave this amazing planet, better than the way we found it?
I look forward to reading your thoughts below.