Signs and Examples of Deprived Grief
What is deprived grief? While grief is generally a traumatic experience, the process can be even more difficult when you are unable to express your suffering.
How do you know if what you’re experiencing is “normal,” or if you’re going through something more complicated? There are many common signs of bereavement grief.
Everyone’s grief journey is different. Grieving a loss that others don’t consider a major problem can be heartbreaking. Just because others in your life don’t realize it, doesn’t mean your emotional pain isn’t real.
Grief can cause anger, sadness, guilt, and numbness. Some of the more obvious signs you might be going through disadvantaged The grieving process can include, in addition to all of the “normal” symptoms of grieving, you may also:
- They have intense feelings of loneliness and longing
- Feel like you can’t talk to anyone
- Try shame on your feelings
- suffer from insomnia
- You feel anxious or very anxious
- from depression
- Experience the feeling that life is not worth living
- Feel shocked or numb
- Notice that you are avoiding places or things that remind you of the loss
- Start feeling physical symptoms such as inexplicable pain and muscle tension
Feelings of deprived sadness are often the result of several similar situations such as:
Losing someone who is not a spouse, child, or parent
Society can put an invisible limit on who you can grieve over – for example, most people “allow” you to grieve for a spouse, child, or parent. However, our culture often doesn’t always accept or understand whether you’re grieving over a close co-worker, ex-spouse, abusive partner, or even someone you’ve been in a relationship with. For this reason, people who lose an unconventional relationship may feel compelled to hide their feelings from friends and loved ones.
The death of a patient under your care, whether a person or an animal
Healthcare workers in hospitals or veterinary offices have to deal with loss daily. Unfortunately, the loss of human or animal patients is not always recognized as a real loss worth grieving.
Loss due to infertility or miscarriage
While the topics of miscarriage and infertility are discussed more today than they were just a decade ago, it is still common to put a time frame for this type of loss. For many, the loss is forgotten by others once someone recovers physically. Some people do not consider emotional grief involved, and this expulsion can give way to deprived grief.
Loss of stigma
If you lose someone in a way that is stigmatized in society — such as an abortion, suicide, or AIDS — your grief may be ignored.
Loss of a same-sex partner
Whether your relationship ended or your partner died, you may feel that you cannot grieve freely if you are not open about your relationship sexual orientation or identity For friends or family.
Grieving a loved one dealing with mental health conditions
When a loved one has a difficult mental health condition, such as an addiction, depression, or a personality disorder, grief is common. It can be hard to accept the feeling of loss for someone you once knew. Many people do not understand this kind of “loss” because it is not physical.
Losing a home or a job
It’s perfectly normal to grieve the loss of the home or job you value so dearly, especially if it was unexpected or unplanned. For example, if you quit your job, you might feel sad about not seeing your co-workers every day. Additionally, if you have to sell or leave your home, you may grieve the loss of shared memories in that space.
loss of mobility
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition or have lost the ability to move, it is common to mourn the loss of your former abilities, freedom, and the life you were living before.
For many of us, pets are members of our family, just like children. Unfortunately, some parts of our society seem to set an invisible timeline of permissible grief for the loss of a pet.
“Experiencing deprivation is just as damaging when it comes to grief and bereavement. In our society today, combined with the impact of COVID, therapists must have an increased awareness when it comes to deprived grief. Those who feel unacknowledged or unacknowledged in connection with the loss of someone Family members or another type of loss, such as employment or a change in stability, can be common, especially stressful times. Feeling that your loss does not fit the criteria for grief can prolong or complicate the healing process. Finding professional therapeutic support can help during the journey of loss greatly.”