WHAT ARE THE THE EXPERIENCES OF GRIEF?
the process by which we adjust to the loss of a close relationship. Therefore,
grief is an inevitable companion to love and attachment. The lives of those we
love are interwoven with our own in thousands of small and large ways. One’s
immediate family, in particular, contributes to a sense of comfort, security,
and happiness and reinforces behaviour. Endocrine function can become entrained
by cues from another person. When this happens, losing that person requires a period
of physiological adjustment. In all cases, loss of a loved one engenders
feelings of loneliness, sadness, and vulnerability.
of someone close also makes one’s own death imaginable, thus evoking fear of
dying. When a person experiences the death of someone close, that person is
confronted by mortality and undergoes a certain degree of acute separation
distress. Sometimes, there is also guilt
about being alive when the other person has…
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