Most people only associate grief with death, and yes, death certainly is a huge loss. However, there are many other life events that can produce feelings of sadness and grief, the Coronavirus is one of them.
Delayed grief... is just that. It's grief that you do not fully experience in the moment of your loss. This grief can show up weeks, months, even years, after you've experienced a loss, and it can hit you right out of the blue.
Leaving an abusive relationship can bring up such conflicting feelings for so many people, The more dysfunctional the relationship the more complicated the grief.
If you have parents that have not responded to your emotions as a child, you learn that your emotional needs are irrelevant and should be avoided. Emotional neglect is not the same as emotional abuse, it’s easier to disguise. However, it has the ability to have a long lasting impact on a person.