Chapter 1: An introduction to grief

Everyone grieves in their own way

The grief expert says
Fred talks about how we all do our grieving differently. (3:22)
I've been there
Kimberley speaks about how she and her husband grieved differently.(3:22)Video transcript

What affects your grief

Many factors may impact your grief. Click on the arrows below for some examples.

It’s not just one loss

You may experience a variety of losses with one death. These are referred to as “secondary” losses. These losses are connected to your relationship and the role the person had in your life, and the one you played in theirs. Losses may also be related to hopes, dreams, and expectations about the future.