What Can Make Grief More Difficult?

There are some situations that can make it more difficult to work through grief. If you have experienced any of these, please consider letting a professional assist you in recovering from your loss.

  • Traumatic death – homicide, suicide, sudden or unexpected death
  • Death of a child
  • Multiple losses – other deaths within the year, a divorce, a move, children leaving home, other major caregiving responsibilities, financial issues
  • Limited support system – few friends, family
  • Spiritual isolation – feeling that life has no meaning
  • History of mental illness or substance abuse
  • Prolonged caregiving role – especially when with a person who had dementia or a very prolonged chronic disease or disability
  • Past history of multiple losses
  • History of troubled relationship or issues left unresolved, with the deceased.


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