Background: We are all survivors of some type of loss. Everyone in this class has experienced some type of loss and accompanying grief. Besides death of a significant other, there are many other types of losses that produce grief. The purpose of this project is to analyze a loss you have experienced by using concepts you have learned in this course.
Listed below are examples of losses that you may write about:
– A parent, child, sibling, spouse, or other relative
– A close friend or someone you were romantically involved with.
– Someone famous that meant a lot to you.
– betrayal, divorce, separation, or desertion
– kidnapping, murder, or disappearance
– mental illness
– substance abuse
Directions: Please Use These Sub-Headers
Part 1: Description of the loss event. 2-3 pages in length. Write this from the 3rd person point of view to describe the events.
Part 2: The Reactions to the Loss:Again, write this from the 3rd person point of view. Use concepts from the text and your class notes to describe the reaction to the loss. Do this in 2-3 pages, double-spaced. Use the APA format to cite specific concepts from the text.
Questions to consider when writing Part 2:
If yes, describe the similarities. If not, describe the differences.
Part 3: The Current Status. 2-3 pages. Switch to 1st person for this section. Describe how you feel now. How have your feelings, thoughts, reactions changed over time? How has your life changed due to the loss? What did you learn from this?
Be sure to use concepts from chapters 9, 10, and 11 of the text, a website, class notes, magazine article, other book. Use APA format.