Typical Responses to a Profound Loss - dummies

Typical Responses to a Profound Loss

By Greg Harvey

Part of Grieving For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Mourning the loss of a loved one is a very difficult and long process in the best of situations. And while each situation is unique to the griever, there are some typical reactions to loss. When you suffer the loss of a loved one, common responses include feeling. . .

  • Sorrowful and inconsolable

  • Hopeless and despondent

  • Angry and frustrated

  • Unable to focus and concentrate

  • Fearful and withdrawn

  • Remorseful and sorry

  • Guilty and responsible

  • Withdrawn and alienated

  • Depressed and lethargic

  • Impulsive and highly emotional

  • Impassive and unemotional