There are so many losses that follow a death.
What’s Your Grief defines “secondary losses” as other losses that resulted from a death. These losses can include concrete things like a loss of income or companionship as well as more abstract feelings like a loss of identity, purpose or hope.
A few examples of secondary loss
- loss of a home
- loss of a business
- loss of relational identity
- loss of faith
- distance from / loss of unsupportive friends
- loss of memories
The Stand in the Gap for Widows staff, Glenda and Melissa, work to acknowledge every type of loss that accompanies a widow’s grief.
Glenda Love and Melissa Phenicie
”In the immediate, the pain of the loss can be all-consuming. But in the weeks and months that follow there can be a sense that we are losing even more than just that person.What's Your Grief