Ambiguous Loss as conceptualized by Dr. Pauline Boss is organized into two types; the first with a physical absence and a psychological presence, and the second with a physical presence, and a psychological absence. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore clinician’s perceptions of the second type of ambiguous loss in families of veterans. Eight clinicians who work with such families participated. The data was recorded, transcribed and coded into four major themes: the unique challenges of the current war and effects on families; behavioral, communication, and relational issues; family stress; and resilience. The findings indicated ambiguous loss is present in families of veterans. The findings also indicate unique challenges faced by National Guard and Reservist members and their families.