Unemployment Blues: Mourning Your Job Loss

"To lose a job, for any reason, is to lose something of value. Even work we didn't particularly like meant something to us. It gave us some type of identity, money, sometimes prestige and power. Loss of work leads to a general emotional loss. While it doesn't jolt our world as much as losing a spouse or a child, or even going through a divorce, it is similar to having a long-standing relationship break up or the death of a favorite family pet. We need to give ourselves time to grieve, to work through the stages of loss first identified by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her exploration of how we deal with death."

Unemployment Blues: Mourning Your Job Loss, op streetdirectory.com, door Renfield.