Module 15 - When your friend has died
Chapter 2: How your friend’s death may affect you
Additional losses related to the death
The grief expert says
Serena speaks about how secondary losses and the impact these have on grief.(3:22)Video transcript
We used to walk together three mornings a week. I missed her so much I stopped those walks and had to find another way to exercise. The walks were too painful.
After the death of your friend, you may be surprised or caught off guard as you notice additional or “secondary” losses.
Click on the arrows below and watch the video to see examples of secondary losses.
Losing the relationship that you had with their family
Losing the chance to trust and confide in someone
Losing the feeling of being fully understood and accepted
Losing practical support, such as carpooling, borrowing needed items, or doing home repairs
Losing companionship for seeing a movie, playing a sport, or travelling