SURVIVOR GUILT

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a feeling of sadness or personal responsibility for managing to live through terrible event in which other didn't manage to survive. This individual questions himself could he have done something to prevent such tragedy, or to enable others to survive.

SURVIVOR GUILT: "Example: Survivor's guilt is usually experienced by the relatives who survive accident that kill other members of family."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SURVIVOR GUILT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/survivor-guilt/ (accessed December 5, 2021).

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