Chapter 2: Understanding prolonged grief

What is prolonged grief?

I find it hard to focus. I’m on short-term disability because I don't feel safe to work. I don't want to be around anyone at work because I’m afraid I might emotionally fall apart.

I’m not an angry person, but I did feel alienated and angry with my parents. I think my anger came from not having a way to express my other emotions at that point.

Grieving the death of someone you care about can be difficult. Even though your grief may have felt complex or challenging at times,  not all grief is complicated grief or prolonged grief.

Click on the arrows below to read about some aspects of prolonged grief: