ambiguous loss

Published November 3, 2022 in

What is ambiguous loss?

There is a clarity and certainty to death, but there may also be times when the loss of a loved one is much less clear and linear. That ambiguity has implications for your grief.

Ambiguous loss is a term coined by Dr Pauline Boss to describe a loss that isn’t clear.

It could be that a person is missing, presumed dead, but no body has been found – such as when people get lost at sea or children are kidnapped without trace. We have no physical body to confirm that a death has happened.


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This article was first published on Marie Curie Talkabout  on 31 October 2022.

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