Pauline Boss coined the term “ambiguous loss” and invented a new field within psychology to name the reality that every loss does not hold a promise of anything like resolution. Amid this pandemic, there are so many losses — from deaths that could not be mourned, to the very structure of our days, to a sudden crash of what felt like solid careers and plans and dreams. This conversation is full of practical intelligence for shedding assumptions about how we should be feeling and acting as these only serve to deepen stress.
By: Pauline Boss
This resource was published on Aug 21, 2020 and was last updated on Nov 18, 2021
AUTHOR(s): Boss, Pauline
SOURCE: The On Being Project
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