In life we can lose what we possess but also lose ideas of what we thought we would one day possess. If one ever wanted children, or to have a family and this never occurs, then there is a void and sense of loss in adulthood. While it was never possessed, one possessed the concept. One became attached to the concept and when this concept was not actualized or fulfilled, a sense of loss can still overcome a person.
The video below reviews some concepts in this type of abstract grief and how individuals can learn to be better cope with unfulfilled dreams. Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Grief Counseling.
Please review the video below