The "forgotten bereaved"
Grief over losing an adult sibling may go unacknowledged.
Although more than four million U.S. adults lose a brother or sister each year, a dearth of information exists about the psychological effects this loss has on surviving siblings. Most research and advice focuses on sibling loss during childhood. But losing an adult brother or sister also has a profound, long-lasting impact on surviving siblings, as an increasing number of baby boomers are discovering.