During the past year and a half, the singer has been through a lot and while she’s also had some highs, like her whirlwind romance with Pete Davidson, that is now over and she is once again heartbroken. As you may know, Ariana Grande has decided to take a break from social media so she can properly recover emotionally.
After experiencing a horrible tragedy (the bombing at her Manchester concert,) a breakup and then a loss (Mac Miller’s passing,) it’s no wonder she is struggling to get her life floating again.
HollywoodLife decided to consult a specialist and learn more about what Ariana may be experiencing these days and Doctor of Psychology and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Dr. Danielle Forshee, told the outlet she star may be suffering from ‘survivor’s guilt.’
‘It isn’t surprising Ariana has backed out of a few public appearances considering that she has been exposed to traumas. Whenever someone close to us dies, particularly of suicide (intentional or accidental) or a life-threatening event (like the bombing), those close to the individual who passed, and those exposed to the physical threat of death (bombing) typically experience survivor’s guilt,’ Dr. Forshee stated.
The specialist went on to explain that ‘Survivor’s guilt is experienced by somebody who has survived an incident in which other people died and can create persistent emotional stress over time. Typically, for somebody who has experienced more than one trauma, it’s likely that they will have more intense symptoms.’
But that is not all! Dr. Forshee also claimed that ‘In addition to survivor’s guilt, she may also be struggling with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Survivor’s guilt and PTSD can create distress to the point that they have difficulty concentrating and focusing at work, in social situations, or other areas of their life that they never had a problem in previously.’