A Loss That Is Not a Loss (Part I)

For the single, ambiguous loss takes the form of longing for a person who is not there, and a family that does not (as yet) exist. The divorced single must face both the longing for what might be and the sorrow of what might have been. Both share the sorrow that is not only difficult to define, but difficult to resolve, a loss that is difficult to mourn—a loss that is not a loss.

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