Disenfranchised grief is often known as hidden grief. It's grief that goes unacknowledged or validated by many, it can be minimized or not understood and it makes a griever feel unsupported by family, friends, even society and they end up feeling like their grief is unworthy.
n the beginning of the adoption process, most of the emphasis is focused on the positivity and beauty and that's wonderful. The fact is, as much as adoption contains a great deal of hope, it can also contain a large amount of loss and sadness.
Most of us spend a lot of time at the workplace surrounded by people, some might be good friends and others.. not so much. When grief knocks at your door and you have to work, it can become very uncomfortable for you, and your coworkers. Sadly, most businesses handle the reality of death very poorly.
We identify ourselves with the stories we tell ourselves, the labels we place upon ourselves, and the roles we undertake defining who we are by what we do for a living, are we married, how much money do we have in the bank. Yet, we don't always have a conscious awareness of our identity until, something changes in our life.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.