Chapter 2: When someone in your family dies

Key ideas

  • After the death of a family member, you can feel many losses in your life.
  • You can feel losses whether it is your spouse, partner, child, grandchild, parent, sibling, or grandparent who has died.
  • You might feel a loss of identity, intimacy, companionship, security, support, and dreams.
  • Simply naming these losses can help you understand your grief and how you might adjust to life without this family member.