Have you ever felt a sense of loss for something that isn’t gone? Or for someone who is no longer in your life? If something comes to mind and you struggle to identify what it is you’re feeling, then this is the episode for you.
Today, I talk about ambiguous loss / ambiguous grief. I’ll unpack this concept and, hopefully, set your mind at ease knowing that feelings such as these are quite normal.
You’ll find out:
- The inspiration for today’s episode
- What is ambiguous loss
- Personal examples experiencing ambiguous loss
- How our brain protects us from uncertainty
- Why we crave closure
- What is ambiguous grief
- Examples of ambiguous grief
- Why/how grief is not linear
- The quickest way to get yourself out of a slump
- The importance of giving yourself permission to grieve
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