Types of Loss and Bereavement
Bereavement is often spoken about in terms of the death of a loved one, however there are several types of bereavement that can lead to a person feeling the emotions of grief and these do not necessarily involve a loved one dying, they can be any life change or loss. Some of the different types of bereavement include:
Grieving your home is actually very common. This could be because you are moving house, you have lost your home to repossession or your parents are selling your childhood home. You're grieving not just the house itself but your memories from living in that house.
Being forced to leave your job when you don't want to through redundancy, or even being fired can cause grief. Maybe you love the people that you work with and are sad to no longer be seeing them everyday, or maybe you love the job itself and your daily routine and now feel like this has been lost or shaken up.
Divorce can often cause grief and in some ways can be worse because you're grieving a person who is still alive. You grieve the person but also the relationship and can feel challenging thoughts and emotions. Perhaps you're questioning why the marriage has ended or why this person doesn't want to be with you anymore. These are all completely normal emotions when going through a big life change like this.
Death of a loved one
Death of a loved one, or even a pet is of course one of the main types of bereavement and can cause you to feel a range of thoughts and emotions whilst grieving. Sadness, anger, lack of energy relief and anxiety are among some of the common things people experience.
If you're struggling with your bereavement and grief symptoms take a look at our support page for support groups and charities who can help you.