The complex grieving process of identity change

The process of saying goodbye to an old identity and transitioning towards a new one involves a range of emotions. As a phenomenon, this can be tough to deal with appropriately, both for the individuals in question and their entourage. Some people support and celebrate the event, while others need stillness and mourning. Undergoing an identity change can be a long process and comprises several pivotal moments. A supportive ritual can provide extra strength, understanding and confidence at each of those phases.

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