About ambivalent thinking

What is ambiguous loss?

It is said that those who experience “ambiguous loss” always have two conflicting feelings (called ambivalent) and thoughts.




For example, the following thoughts.

  • He (she) may not come back, or maybe he (she) will come back
  • He (she) is gone, but he’s (she’s) still here
  • I’ll continue to live with him (her), but I also have to think about how to live alone
  • I want to value my family’s thoughts, but also my own thoughts
  • I don’t want closure for this loss, but I also want to take a new step forward