“Loss of Dreams – A Special Kind of Grief”

Presented by Kay Braguglia
August 12, 2018

Loss of dreams is likened to: the experience of losing an emotionally important image of oneself, losing the possibilities of “what might have been,” or abandonment of plans for a particular future. Grief is one of our most common of life experiences. With separations, endings, or major changes, it is normal and appropriate to react with sense of loss.
Our culture helps people deal with conspicuous losses such as a death but there are no ceremonies for dealing with a shattered dream. When we experience a loss of a dreams about how life is supposed to be, the loss can be as devastating as the loss of a beloved person. The dying of a dream needs to be acknowledged and grieved before we can move forward.

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