IS Adolescent Grief Different To That Experienced by An Adult?


In previous articles, I’ve
already discussed some reasons that adolescent grief is different to adult
grief, but there are also other things to consider beyond bereavement
itself. There are other forms of loss
that a teenager might experience.

A teenager might
experience loss when their siblings move out of home to go to university, get
married or so on. They will have to adjust to life without their sibling. They
will spend less time with them, mealtimes will be different and so on. This
will also affect the dynamic within the family. Some teenagers or younger child may
experience a divorce or separation within their family, which will again lead
to a grieving process. Some
children/teenagers may have experience abuse, sexually, physically or mentally,
which results in a loss of their innocence and control over their own

As teenagers grow, they may begin to have relationships with others. This…

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