Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Divorce--Psychological aspects; Divorced people--Counseling of; Children of divorced parents--Counseling of;
Based on grief and loss literature, as well as literature on divorce, this paper examines divorce as a loss that evokes grief in various individuals. A brief definition of grief and loss is first articulated. An emphasis is,placed on the classifications of loss, such as major, physical, psychological, primary, and secondary loss. Divorce is discussed as a major and primary loss with multiple secondary losses associated with it. The perspectives of various professionals as they relate to divorce as a loss are examined. This paper also considers implications to counselors when divorce is viewed as a grief and loss issue.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Jennifer K. Murra
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©2005 Lisa A. Lydon
Lydon, Lisa A., "Grief and loss associated with divorce : a counseling perspective" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 1125.