Journey Through Ambiguous Loss

Reflections and Learnings


In the context of ambiguous loss, there is no finality, no closure. The challenge is to come to terms with this and discover resilience within, to fashion a life notwithstanding not knowing all the facts that confirm and explain the loss. This article explores the process, drawing from the author’s own experience after his wife of nearly twenty-five years went missing along with the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on 8 March 2014. Though articulated on the basis of the specific experience of the author, which seems to resonate with many others, the article has general relevance.


Author: K.S. Narendran

Narendran is an Organization Development consultant based out of Chennai, India. He consults on individual and organizational change, culture and leadership. He is an alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a fellow of Sumedhas Academy for Human Context. He is the author of Life After MH370: Journeying through a Void.


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