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Feelings of Grief and Sorrow - ... Any event that distinguishes their child’s development from that of a healthy individual has the risk of triggering a chronic sorrow episode. These events tend to be major life milestones such as learning to walk, to write, speech development, driving a car, graduating high school, etc. Parents of highly dependent children can feel chronic sorrow more intensely and with higher frequency due to the draining demands of being a primary caregiver, possibly for the rest of their child’s life into adulthood....   [tags: chronic sorrow, grief] 592 words
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Grief over My Father's Death - Physics, sleep, physics, sleep. Physics. I shut off the alarm, switched on the light, and grabbed my textbook from my night-table. Today was just the start of another ordinary day of school, and I could not help myself from looking forward to the weekend as I went over Newton’s three laws in my head. As I turned to the next page of my notes, I was startled by the sound of a doorbell. At four o’clock, who could be at the door. Could it just be a simple mistake. The wrong house maybe. My intuition said otherwise; I knew something was wrong....   [tags: grief,] 894 words
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The Grief FAQ: "Am I Doing This Right?" - ... In other words there is a difference between a normal and healthy grief reaction and one that is not - being honest about that isn't a judgement on the person who is grieving it's simply an acknowledgement that additional support may be needed in the latter situation to help a person cope. This sort of "hands off" thinking has crept into the debate surrounding the removal of the exclusionary criteria involving grief in the diagnosis of depression. There is a school of thought that argues that the removal of the exclusion somehow monetizies or pathologizes grief....   [tags: identity, grief, loss, group, right, hope] 1232 words
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The Grief of Existentialist in Albert Camus’s Work of Fiction, "The Stranger" - Albert Camus’s work of fiction, The Stranger, explores the life of a French man known as Meursault after his mother dies of old age. Meursault does not feel grief for his mothers death as he believes that doing so is pointless since he, as well as Camus himself, is an atheist and an existentialist. As such, he doesn’t concern himself with traditional emotions and beliefs and is instead only concerned with the physical world around him and his physical interactions with it. This is best exemplified when comparing the novels opening paragraph, “Maman died today....   [tags: Albert Camus, Stranger, Grief, Existentialism, ]
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Anton Chekhov’s Misery: To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief? - In Anton Chekhov’s, “’Misery: “To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief?”’, he tells the story of Iona Potapov, a sledge-driver in nineteenth century Russia. The character has lost his son; to an untimely death and he is having a difficult time coping with his lost. He is an elderly, nineteenth century cab driver and his wish is to find someone he can share his terrible grief with, by only sharing his sons’ life. Chekhov portrays the main character as lonely, dazed, confused, and as a man who needs someone to confide in; which all humans want and need during such hardships....   [tags: Misery: To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief?] 886 words
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What is Grief? - ... Everything is a reminder that Catherine is gone. For example Heathcliff tells Nelly in chapter 33 that, “what is not connected with her to me. … I cannot look down to this floor, but her features are shaped in the flags. In every cloud, in every tree … I am surrounded with her image. … The entire world is a dreadful collection of memoranda that she did exist and that I have lost her.” (Bronte 691) Heathcliff, like many people who experience grief, the person he has lost he sees them in everything....   [tags: universal emotion, emotional baggage] 1630 words
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Mourning and Grief - Sigmund Freud, born on May 8th, 1856, was the founder of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysts believed that human behavior, experience, and cognition were largely determined by irrational drives which were mostly unconscious. Freud further developed the mechanisms of repression and established a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and their respective psychoanalyst. Though psychoanalysts are not very common in our current day, other forms of psychotherapy have developed that employs diverging ideas, originating from Freud’s original thoughts and approach to studying the mind (Boeree)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Culture and Grief - When the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011 rocked New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C., the word “tragedy” was used on a grandiose level around the world. For the people who lived close enough to experience the events first-hand, they may not have even called it a tragedy; perhaps they called it a misfortune, retaliation, lack of a strong government, unreal, or maybe even rebirth. In the coming years after the attacks, everything between standing united as a nation to declaring a war had flourished; but how has that left us - the land that has no distinct ethnicity - feel about each other....   [tags: terrorism, 911]
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The Loss of My Uncle - February twenty-third 2010 was just a regular ordinary day. I was on my way to class on this cold February afternoon, when my phone rung. It was my cousin on the other end telling me to call my mom. I could not figure out what was wrong, so I quickly said okay and I hung up and called my mom. When my mom answered the phone I told her the message but I said I do not know what is wrong. My mom was at work and could not call right away, so I took the effort to call my cousin back to see what was going on....   [tags: Grief] 1028 words
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Exploitation of Grief and Loss of 9/11 - ... She always turns away the reporters who still call her claiming that she “[doesn’t] want to talk about it yet”(144). April resists public modes of grieving in favor of the more intimate, personal, and domestic setting with someone she knows. She is surprised and a little repulsed that life did not stop after 9/11. That “stores would never open again” that “businesses [would] shut down” that “lawyers quit their practices and run into the woods” (145). Instead life went on. Rather than stop and grieve, Americans rushed to return to normalcy and sought to commercialize grief in newspapers like they did “movie reviews” or “the bridge column” (145)....   [tags: World Trade Center, ground zero, attacks] 866 words
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The Importance of Addressing Grief - ... A form of grief that is felt before the loss is anticipatory grief. This type of grief is experience by the family of someone who is dying, they have time to process the idea that a family member is dying and to accomplish any tasks that need to be addressed. At times even when families know that people are dying they may not have the chance to grieve like they need to because of society. For those do not follow what is considered normal, greieving can sometimes be difficult. The type of grief that deals with this aspect is disenfranchised grief....   [tags: assessment theories, psychological analysis] 557 words
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The Grief Cycle in Real Life - ... Question after question arose inside of me such as, “Why would my parents hand me a hardship in life, when everything was going perfect?” or “Why would my parents wish to make me suffer from depression along with so much mental pain?” I was literally in utter shock of what had just happened and couldn’t seem to get past my frustrations at the very two people who gave me life. The next symptoms of the Grief Cycle, immediately following the denial and anger, that past through me with overwhelming feelings were bargaining and depression....   [tags: lost and hopeless, denial, anger]
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A Child's Perception of Death and Grief - Death and dying is a natural and unavoidable process that all living creatures will experience at some point in life, whether it is one’s own person death or the death of a close friend or family member. Along with the experience of death comes the process of grieving which is the dealing and coping with the loss of the loved one. Any living thing can grieve and relate to a loss, even children (Shortle, Young, & Williams, 1993). “Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement” (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2006, p....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Core of a Man’s Grief - Anton Chekhov “Misery” focuses on the misery of a man, Iona. Chekhov uses dialogue and events to displays Iona’s loneliness, delusion, and grief displacement, to define his different forms of misery. Iona Potapov, the character of “Misery,” is a cab driver in St. Petersburg whose only son has died the week before. Iona’s loss of his son is not the root of his pain, it’s the fact that he can’t properly grieve. Iona’s misery comes from him trying to hide his pain, by detaching himself from reality....   [tags: Literary Review] 815 words
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The Five Steps of Grief - Grief is a process that involves five important steps to correctly deal with a painful situation or the loss of someone important in ones life. In the famous play “Hamlet” written by William Shakespeare a young boy is forced into the grieving process when his father dies. The audience can see him go through all five step, and also can see how the ones around him also go through the process. To overcome grief effectively all five steps must be experienced but not in any particular order and through the stories the readers can see how each character deals with grief differently but eventually all reach acceptance....   [tags: dealing with painful situations] 1122 words
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Disappointment & Grief in Shakespeare's Hamlet - ... He elaborates on his mother and father’s passionate love. Although he explains this love with pride, he also describes his mother’s love with a more sardonic tone because she didn’t even wait until “ere those shoes {worn at funeral} were old” to forget about his father (I.ii.147). With this in mind, Hamlet describes Gertrude and Claudius’ marriage: “With such dexterity to incestuous sheets. It is not nor it cannot come to any good”(I.ii.157-158). In this quote, Hamlet expounds upon their incestual marriage and his ominous thought about Gertrude and Claudius’ fates....   [tags: suicide, juxtaposition, kingdom]
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The Different Faces of Grief - Our bodies were weary from the excitement, multiple sugar overdoses and physical excertions post Labour Day weekend. An unexpected change was on the horizon. Swimming, building forts, fishing, joyful family camp fires, and reeking havoc defined our life at the cottage. I loved it there. One last sleep. Staring at the ceiling I remember thinking grade two was one day away. Argh. How could my life be over. What do I do now. “Shhhhh!!!!” … laughter … soft voices … someone was on the front porch. Quickly rolling out of bed I peered through my mother’s hand-made strawberry patterned curtains....   [tags: dealing with death] 1402 words
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The Five Stages of Grief - ... It’s the beginning of the grieving process. Every person needs denial to begin to grieve because it’s natural to want to deny the awful tragedy of a loved one dying and leaving this Earth. The stage of denial is normal; it is also the healing stage. The second stage of grieving is anger. At this stage the numbness goes away and anger rolls in. This anger can be aimed at anyone such as a friend, family member, God, and even the loved one that passed. When a person is angry at their loved one that past is because they are angry that all they left is pain....   [tags: dealing with death]
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How to Deal with Grief - ... Feel rage, death is not fair and is the hardest for the people who have to continue living on with their lives. It’s easy to feel regret and guilt about the times we didn’t spend with our loved one. Some people often feel like maybe they didn’t do enough while that person was still in the physical world or maybe they didn’t know just how much you loved them. I think it’s ridiculous for anyone to tell us not to feel all the emotions that are bubbling up. If one does not express their heart, that person will never heal, and that’s a fact....   [tags: death, mourn, god, honor them] 744 words
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Children and Traumatic Grief - ... They have more advanced language ability, further cognitive development, and a higher emotional and social maturation. Most adolescents are able and willing to focus on the painful feelings that constitute grief work when they can call on various forms of creative expression in addition to direct verbalization. They may keep journals or diaries, write poetry, write a song, write letters, engage in dramatic enactments of moments with their deceased loved ones, or do a structured writing assignment (Crenshaw, 2005)....   [tags: effects, degree of depression]
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Grief and Oncology Nursing - Grief and Oncology Nursing My earliest experiences of observing nursing in action occurred during my last two years of high school. My father was diagnosed with cancer during the spring of my junior year and died right before my senior year. During that short time I watched as the nurses cared for him and I could see compassion and empathy in the way they looked at him. It never occurred to me until after I had raised my children that I wanted to be able to help people in the same way those nurses helped my dad....   [tags: patients, dying, death]
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Various Expressions of Grief - Various Expressions of Grief Heaney’s lyric poem “Mid- Term Break” is filled with various expressions of emotions caused by the death of a loved one. Robert Stecker in, “Expressiveness and Expression in Music and Poetry” stated that, “It is also virtually impossible to read a lyric poem without taking it to express and attitude toward (a possibly fictional) someone or some (possibly fictional) state of affairs.” (89). In the case of this lyric, it is the reactions of the loved ones left behind after the unexpected death of a four year old little boy that are expressed in this poem....   [tags: Mid Term Break, Heaney, Lyric Poem, Poetry]
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The Grief FAQ- Anniversaries - In the first article of this series we discussed the differences between adaptive and maladaptive grieving, remembering being one of several areas we covered. We are going to get into remembering a little bit more today paying particular attention to anniversaries. I'm using the term anniversary to refer to a range of events - holidays, birthdays, the date of the actual loss - as each of these may present with it's own unique set of challenges for the individuals and family systems. Some of these challenges individuals can include, - The obligation the individual who is grieving feels to the family to remain "active" in the festivities of the holiday while tolerating the distress of going t...   [tags: adaptive and maladaptive grieving] 857 words
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Anticipatory Grief - Grief is a universal reaction experienced by all of us at some time in our lives. The capacity that makes each of us capable of warm, satisfying relationships also leaves us vulnerable to sadness, despair, and grief when such relationships are disrupted (Carr, 1969). Regardless of the actual relationship that might have existed prior to the death, we have the tendency to idealize the relationship once death has occurred and we expect expressions of normal grief. Unfortunately, "normal grief' is what society expects, but the needs of the individual prerequisites putting a label on grief....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Grief Counseling - Grief counseling is a division of social work that involves the interpersonal aspect of the social worker’s role as expert in coping with death. In this paper I will define grief counseling and some ways to cope with loss. Next I will discuss the history and seven stages of grief. There are two main forms of grievers which are intuitive and instrumental. In addition there are four major types of grief which are acute, anticipatory, sudden and complicated. The helping process is explained as well as some disorders related to grief....   [tags: Adult Bereavement, Death, Mourning]
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Healthy Grief - Grief is a natural response to some kind of loss a person faces, it can be a person’s own loss or a larger communal loss or even larger universal one. Whatever form it takes it would result into sadness due to any number of events, whether by death of a close one or due to some other kind of loss. The process of grief is usually not very controllable and passes through various stages. Depending upon the kind of event or the extent of loss, it can last for a few weeks to few months to few years....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Hamlet's Grief - "’Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, / nor customary suits of solemn black / [ . . . ] but I have that within which passeth show; / these but the trappings and the suits of woe” (Shakespeare 1.2.76-73, 85-86) says Hamlet when confronted about his way of grieving over his father’s recent death. Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is a remarkable tale that is centered on the idea of death and grief. While death is a universal occurrence, meaning every person will deal with it, how we grieve after a loss is completely individual....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Grief in The Iliad - Grief in The Iliad There are many lessons that can be learned from reading Homer's The Iliad. One of which is understanding the stages of grief. One can literally watch Achilles go through all five stages when he morns the death of his comrade Patroclus. Achilles moves through Denial and Isolation, Depression, Anger, Bargaining and Acceptance in the short time after his close friends death. "Sheltered under his curving, beaked ships he found him, foreboding, deep down, all that had come to pass" (18.3-4)....   [tags: Papers] 505 words
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Experiencing Grief - In an increasingly globalised world, it is important that social workers are aware of the multitude of loss that immigrants experience and how this impacts on their life and the lives of others. Grief is a complex emotional response that arises from experiences of loss (Kanel 2003). Loss can be multidimensional and 'accompanies most big changes in our lives' (Goldsworthy 2005, p. 176). Moving to another country involves multiple diverse changes, in which people experience a variety of loss (Lee 2010)....   [tags: critical theory, immigration,social workers]
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Who Feels Grief? - ... Once a loved one has been lost, just about anybody, not just teenagers, go into shock. Nobody ever believes that they could be the next one to go, and it is evident by the astonishment one feels when they realize that nobody is invincible. Each and everyone in this world will die at some point in time, and this fact hits teenagers especially hard when they lose someone that they hold near and dear to their heart. After a dreadful ordeal, some teenagers receive counseling so that they may talk about their feelings....   [tags: death, life-changing ordeal, teenagers] 1791 words
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Reaching Acceptance: the Five Stages of Grief - When one is faced with grief, an individual must go through all of the five stages, whether it is for a brief or extended period of time in order to reach the final stage of acceptance. Denial is the first logical stage that one feels when trying to cope with trauma because it feels safe to trick oneself into thinking that the event did not actually occur. Anger follows when the individual realizes that the trauma did occur and there is nothing to make it better. Depression is the third stage in the grief process in which one feels helpless and dark with nowhere to run....   [tags: loss, emotional trauma, coping mechanisms]
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Death, Grief, and Redemption in The Lovely Bones - Death is the unfortunate event in which the people on this Earth have to embrace as a part of life. Most can relate to death in some way whether it be by relating to someone who has died or being close to someone that has lived this eventual nightmare everyone can relate to death and grief in some type of way. According to the OED, grief is the “... act or fact of dying; the end of life; the final cessation of the vital functions of an individual.” Death and grief are forever in the lives of death’s victims, with no known cure, just nullified existence to help lessen the pain....   [tags: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance]
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The Relationship Between Knowledge, Grief, and Empowerment - The first chapter of Ecclesiastes, a book in the Bible, concludes with the words, “For in much wisdom is much grief, and increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow.” This quotation explains that the more you understand and discover about the world the more despondent you will become. In The Awakening, Kate Chopin shows that knowledge can cause grief while knowledge can also cause empowerment and self-fulfillment. In The Awakening, Kate Chopin demonstrates that enhancing an individual’s knowledge can also increase their grief and unhappiness....   [tags: Literary Themes] 906 words
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Exhaustion and Grief in Dana´s Dialogue - Dana shook uncontrollably as she knelt over Xacks' broken body. How had everything gone so wrong so quickly. Scott's sudden appearance had unhinged her once calm, (if not unshaken) resolve. Now the dead human who had tried to infect her was back and on top of everything else that had just happened, it was all too much. She could only watch on with shaking limbs and heaving lungs as the zombie tore through the remaining enemies, oblivious to the damage they wrought upon his own body. When the last of the invaders lay broken spilling bodily fluids onto the floor, her former companion reached a hand to her....   [tags: narrative essays] 798 words
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Grief from a Cross-Cultural Perspective - Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss. Although primarily focused on the emotional reaction to loss, it also carries a physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical connotation. Doctor Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced the idea of the stages of grief in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying. Although it has received much criticism since then, the Kübler-Ross model remains to be the most widely accepted model of grief today. However, as most psychological research conducted in the 20th century was based on people living in the North America and Western Europe, the Kübler-Ross model could be culturally biased....   [tags: On Death and Dying, Mourning, Loss, Islam] 1586 words
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Grief and Bereavement - Grief and Bereavement CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Crisis involved with loss of other human being is the intensive of all types of crises. This paper I will be talking mainly about grief through people loss, as it is something, which happens suddenly, and which can also lead into intense grief. In this paper I want to also talk about how we as a Christian and especially as a pastor will be able to cope with or help a person that is undergoing this grief situation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Grief and Bereavement - The time that immediately follows the death of a loved one can be very distressing. Bereavement is something that we all experience at some stage of our lives, but not often, therefore we do not get much opportunity to learn how to deal with it. Everybody reacts differently to the loss of someone close. Grieving is a natural process which ever way it is manifested. The time that immediately follows the death can be filled with a stunned belief even if the death was not totally unexpected.      Sometimes it is not until later that the emotional feelings reveal themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 1081 words
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Coping with Grief - Coping With Tragedy The recent incidents of terrorism have shocked, saddened and angered the nation, and left many people—both those directly and indirectly affected—wondering how to deal with the aftermath of such tragic events. This digest offers tips and information on taking care of yourself, helping others cope and talking to your children about violence. Reactions to a Traumatic Event Disasters such as the terrorist attacks that occurred today can result in extreme emotions including stress, helplessness, fear, irritability, anger, depression and grief....   [tags: essays research papers] 1500 words
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Grief and Bereavement in The Catcher in the Rye -      The Catcher in the Rye has been described, analyzed, rebuffed, and critiqued over the years.  Each writer expresses a different point of view:  It is a story reflecting teen-ager's talk--thoughts-emotions--actions; or angst.  I believe it is an adult's reflection of his own unresolved grief and bereavements.  That adult is the author, J.D. Salinger.  He uses his main character, Holden, as the voice to vent the psychological misery he will not expose -or admit to. If there are 785 instances of profanity in the book, I contend there are well over a hundred scenes where Holden used the word depressed.  D"Ambrosio presents this same thought saying, "It should be obvious by now th...   [tags: Alienation of Salinger Revealed]
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Dealing With Grief In The Lovely Bones - The characters in Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones are faced with the difficult task of overcoming the loss of Susie, their daughter and sister. Jack, Abigail, Buckley, and Lindsey each deal with the loss differently. However, it is Susie who has the most difficulty accepting the loss of her own life. Several psychologists separate the grieving process into two main categories: intuitive and instrumental grievers. Intuitive grievers communicate their emotional distress and “experience, express, and adapt to grief on a very affective level” (Doka, par....   [tags: Alice Sebold] 1807 words
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Childhood Grief Due to the Loss of a Loved One - Children who suffer from grief or trauma related to the loss of a loved person experience various ways in which they manifest their pain. While some may experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), others may be resilient to the pain or may develop an avoidance behavior, sidestepping over everything that reminds them of the death of a loved one or the traumatic experience associated with such an event (Cohen & Manarino, 2004). The treatments for the children who suffer from grief and trauma are varied....   [tags: avoidance behavior, post traumatic stress disorder]
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Inevitable Grief in Not Yet, Jayette - Inevitable Grief in Not Yet, Jayette In the short story "Not Yet, Jayette" by William Boyd, Charlie, the narrator and main character, describes a day in his life, and tries to understand, what is going on with him, and where and when his life took a turn towards misery. He states: "It seems to me that everybody in their life is at least two people. Once when you're a child, and once when you're an adult. It's the saddest thing." We will now try to see how this statement relates to his life, and whether or not this phenomenon can be said to be symptomatic for our culture....   [tags: Not Yet Jayette Essays] 736 words
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Stages of Grief in Hamlet, The Descendants, and Broken April - “Grief is the price we pay for love.” Queen Elizabeth II Overcoming the grief that is felt after losing a loved one is a physically and mentally agonizing task. According to Dr. Christina Hibbert, a clinical psychologist who graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology, three main stages of grief include anger, depression and acceptance. Each one of these emotions can be seen in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and The Descendants (2011, Payne) as the artists explore the effects of grief and the different emotional responses that one can have due to the loss of a loved one....   [tags: Analysis, Exploration of the Effects, Literature]
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Counseling Grief & Bereavement in School Aged Children - School counselors may provide counseling services in three areas: educational, career, and personal/social. Their services and programs assist students to resolve emotional, social, or behavioral issues and facilitate them to develop a clearer focus or sense of direction. Effective counseling programs are important to the school climate and a vital part in improving student accomplishment. Among those topic areas are the discussions of grief and bereavement for school-aged children. According to an article released by St....   [tags: school counselor,suicide,school system]
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Grief For Allie in The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger - Almost every person will have to say goodbye to a loved one who has died. When an adolescent goes through this experience it could traumatize them. John Green once said “Grief does not change you. It reveals you.” In other words, the loss of a loved one doesn’t change who you are but reveals your character. A novel that explores the effect of grief on a young person is The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger. The Catcher In The Rye is a novel about a teenager, Holden Caulfield, who is confused and makes life changing mistakes because of his inability to accept his brother Allie’s death....   [tags: hunting, symbols, carousel]
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Grief For Allie in The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger - ... When Holden’s roommate at Pencey, Stradlater, asks him to write a descriptive essay, Holden writes about Allie’s baseball mitt. Holden treats the mitt differentially, taking it with him to Pencey and copying “down the poems that were written on it” (Salinger 38). For Holden, the baseball mitt is “an object which is a complex version of a child's security blanket, a sacred relic of the living dead” (Miller). In addition, the baseball mitt symbolizes Holden's unresolved emotions as a result of his brother's premature and untimely death....   [tags: denial, acceptance, death] 1135 words
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Stories of Grief: The Emotional Journey of Two Characters - Grief is pain of the mind often on account of something someone have experienced in the past or something someone are presently experiencing. The message and feelings of grief are often conveyed through poems, books and films. The novel ‘Two weeks with the Queen’ written by Morris Gleitzman displays the emotional journey that Colin takes coming to terms with his younger brother’s terminal illness. Robert Redford’s Film ‘The Horse Whisperer’ shows the break up in a family when grace the only child experiences great sadness and loss after losing her best friend in a tragic horse riding accident....   [tags: Two Weeks with the Queen, Mid term Break,] 833 words
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Grief: The Reason Behind Personal Fable and Imaginary Audience - ... Everyone else on the planet is happy, while they are the only ones who are grieving and suffering. Another similarity between the two is protection. Protection is something that is important to both Holden and Lindsay. The idea of protection to them, can get them through the day. Which is why, they both have a materialized item, that shows their individuality to their imaginary audience. Holden has his “red hunting hat, with one of those very, very long peaks” (17) and Lindsay always wears her father’s army jacket (“Pilot”)....   [tags: The Cather in the Rye, literary analysis]
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The Imagery of Grief, Sorrow, and Death in the Poetry of Robert Frost - The use of poetry holds the ability to easily portray an array of emotions and philosophies. The intricate language that lies in poetry allows the writer to vivify images for the reader. In Robert Frost’s writing, he uses a multitude of images that often deal with nature to write on themes of death and sorrow. Frost’s use of imagery to depict death can be seen in his poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Frost begins the poem with the speaker stating, “He will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow” (Stopping by Woods 540)....   [tags: Psychological Themes]
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Beth A Conklin's Consuming Grief: Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society - Every society has it’s own cultural traditions and norms. Many of the traditions are passed down from generation to generation for so long that they become the norms of the culture. The Wari’ are no different than anyone else in that their traditions become cultural norms. In Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society, Beth A. Conklin travels to the Wari’ people in order to study illness and death from both before and after they had foreign contact. While there she finds herself going into depth on the lifestyle of the Wari’ people and how their norm of cannibalism came about and how it was phased out by the outside world....   [tags: cultural traditions and norms, external influence]
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Grief in Shakespeare's Hamlet - According to Webster’s Desk Dictionary, grief is defined as “keen mental suffering over affection or loss” (397). Various characters in Hamlet choose to deal with grief in different ways, with many of their methods harmful in the end. Ophelia is dealt two setbacks during the course of the play, one being her father’s death and the other being Hamlet’s disrespectful treatment. Her brother Laertes must also deal with Polonius’s death, as well as Ophelia’s. From the beginning of the play, Hamlet grieves over his father’s murder....   [tags: Free Hamlet Essays] 1120 words
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Grief Patterns in Children - Grief Patterns in Children A simple child That lightly draws its breath And feels its life in every limb What should it know of death. This question has been posed by many philosophers, religious leaders and psychologists for centuries, yet has been a potent taboo in society even today. As the field of psychology is gaining ground and knowledge in how behaviors affect the way in which we interact with others, we are discovering new ways to approach and view the mental processes of a human and apply them to how a person grieves that loss....   [tags: science] 4434 words
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Web Resources for Grief - Websites on Issues Relating To Death & Dying The web can be as useful or meaningless as you want it to be. I have found it to be a wealth of resources when it comes to needing information on anything. I guess part of that depends on whether or not a person can decipher between sites that are credible, and sites that are not. I have compiled ten sites that I have either known about through my personal experience as an active member in the death care industry, or through using simple search engine words to obtain sites that would pique my interest....   [tags: essays research papers] 853 words
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Grief in Slaughterhouse Five - Grief in Slaughterhouse Five It seems as though all we hear on the news lately is bad news. So it goes, right. After all, if we took to heart all the tragedies that occur everyday in the world we'd never get out of bed in the morning. We would have an overload of grief so heavy that we'd probably all die of a broken heart. What we sometimes forget is that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Likewise, every time someone dies another is born. Every time a marriage ends in divorce, a newlywed couple celebrates their honeymoon somewhere else in the world....   [tags: Papers] 610 words
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Hamlets Grief - The Grieving of Hamlet Although many different positions could be taken on writing an essay for this Shakespearian play, the author took it upon himself to write about Hamlet’s grief. His grief is obvious from the beginning of the play and he continues to grieve althroughout the play. Within his twenty-one-page essay, I chose this line to represent that I agree with his outlook on the play. “…his focus is on his grief and the profound impact in which the ghost has upon it. (Hamlet pg.18 paragraph 3) I strongly agree with this statement because Hamlet is continually showing huge amounts of grief throughout the play....   [tags: essays research papers] 688 words
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Women in Management of Grief and A Pair of Tickets - Women in Management of Grief and A Pair of Tickets Both Management of Grief and A Pair of Tickets were written by women and about women. Authors were able to portray an image of women which differs from the traditional, stereotypical literary image of feeble and delicate creatures who needed to be cared for. Women in these stories were faced with horrible tragedies, but the determining element in their experience was not so much what happened to them but how they took it. After reading first few pages of Management of Grief one may see Shaila as "traditional" Indian woman who due to her upbringing was not even comfortable enough with her own husband: "I was too much the well brought up wom...   [tags: Women Images Culture Literature Cultural Essays] 897 words
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Therese Rando's False Stages of Grief - Therese Rando's False Stages of Grief Every human being goes through some kind of tragedy in his or her life. In the article "Understanding the Experience of Grief" by Therese Rando states that there are several levels of grief that every one goes through. Most people are different in many ways and their grieving process is no different. Not everyone goes through the same levels of grief at the same time. There are however other views on how humans grieve. Therese Rando presents 11 levels of grief experienced by human beings....   [tags: Papers] 555 words
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Hamlet Literary Analysis - Stages of Grief - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross developed a theory based on what she perceived to be the stages of acceptance of death. Her theory has been taken further by psychologists and therapists to explain the stages of grief in general. Kubler-Ross identified five stages: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, as happening in that order. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet exhibits all five stages of grief, we can assume in relation to the recent death of his father, but not necessarily in this order, and in fact the five seem to overlap in many parts of the play....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 1300 words
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Death and Grief in Mid-Term Break - In the poem Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney, the ideas of death, trauma, grief and finality are explored. The poem itself is as haunting as it is brilliantly executed. The poem depicts a boy arriving home from boarding school, to where he is informed of the tragic death of his younger brother, whose doomed fate indelibly marks the narrator, whom is the boy’s older brother. The boy recounts the experience of losing a loved one. The author has incorporated many elements and style in a subtle and distinct manner....   [tags: Mid-Term Break Essays] 723 words
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Home Burial: Gender Roles In Grief - When it comes to dealing with grief there are very distinct gender roles. In a marriage or a relationship there is always the so-called strong one who never shows any emotion, which is usually the male. Then there is what people call the drama queen, who often lets her emotions control her entire life; more than likely this describes the woman in the relationship. In this poem, “Home Burial”, Amy and her husband fit these gender roles perfectly. They argue about the way grief should be express and fail to see it from the other’s point of view....   [tags: essays research papers] 1091 words
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare - ... Hamlet starts to wonder if suicide would solve the battle of good vs evil brewing in his mind but knows that suicide is forbidden in Christianity and he would be doomed to eternal hell. “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you. If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple”. (Corinthians 3:16-17) Samuel Johnson suffers from many of the same issues that Hamlet does such as behavioral, cognitive and spiritual grief after the loss of his wife but handles it quite differently....   [tags: grief comparison]
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Maggie Anderson's Use of Grief Throughout Her Book Windfall - In Windfall, Maggie Anderson's use of grief in her poems are explicit in the beginning, then transitions to a more abstract implementation in the end, displaying how the poet's grief becomes stronger and more complex as the selection of poems progresses. In the first section, she describes the grief itself in an apparent way. By the the last section of the book, her illustration of grief is given in a very symbolic way. The first section of the book gives very fixed expressions of grief. In the poem “What Grief Does”, Anderson is describing the feeling of grief in detail....   [tags: poems, poetry, poetry analysis] 1555 words
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Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees: The Nature of Grief - Grief leaves an imprint on those who experience it. Some can survive its deep sorrow, others cannot. In The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, she explores the effect of grief on the main characters. The novel opens with fourteen-year-old Lily Owns struggling with the knowledge that her mother was dead because she, as an infant, picked up a loaded gun and accidentally shot her. She runs away from her abusive father in search for answers of who her mother was. Lily hitchhikes to Tiburon, South Carolina; the location written on the back of an image of the Black Madonna – one of the only belongings she has of her mother’s....   [tags: story, character and historic analysis]
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Dealing With and Conquering Grief in Banana Yoshimoto's Books, Kitchen and Midnight Shadows - ... Mikage states that after her grandmother’s death, “the hum of the refrigerator kept me from thinking of my loneliness” (6). In order to help comfort herself after losing a close relative, Mikage decides to stay in the kitchen, where she feels most comfortable as it is the place in her home that provides her with fond memories of her grandmother. While coping with her loss, Mikage does eventually overcome her grief, by accepting that she is truly the last person in her family, but she is not alone as she still has Yuichi and Eriko....   [tags: death, denial, loved one]
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The Five Stages of Grief: The Wrong Way by Sierra Skye Gemma - ... The main focus of Gemma’s criticism lies on the widely accepted Five Stages of Grief theory. The first incarnation of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s 1969 hypothesis stated that grieving individuals went through denial, anger, bargaining, and depression before finally arriving at acceptance. Shock or disbelief and guilt were added later on by grief counsellors (16). Despite what the name suggests, however, Kübler-Ross admitted that grief is not necessarily a linear progression; some people experience stages more than once, in a different sequence, or not at all (14)....   [tags: mourn, human behavior] 901 words
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Fluent Now in the Language of Grief”: The Role of Tragedy in Short Danger Fiction - Tragedy plays an important role in narratives. This is especially apparent in many short danger narratives. “The Boogeyman” by Stephen King, follows a man as he tries to deal with the tragic and mysterious deaths of his children. “Management of Grief” by Bharati Mukherjee follows a woman as she tries to manage the loss of her sons and tries to help others do the same. “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried” by Amy Hempel, follows a woman spending time with her dying friend and attempting to deal with the situation....   [tags: Tension&Emotion, Reader's Interest]
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The Five Stages of Grief in Edgar Allan Poe's Poem, The Raven - ... There are two characters in this poem: a Raven and the narrator. The narrator is telling the story of when he had just lost the love of his life, Lenore. Right away the reader finds out it is a dark, cold night. He comes off as a lonely grieve-stricken man. He is reading a book of folklore in the middle of the night until he is able to sleep, and “surcease the sorrow” (st 2, l 4) as he hopes that his pain will end. In stanza 2 line 1 we find out that it is the month of December. The narrator nods off for just a moment, when there is a tap at his door....   [tags: death, sorrow, insane]
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The Kübler-Ross Five Stages of Grief as Applied to L'Étranger, by Albert Camus. - The “The Kübler-Ross Five Stages of Grief” is, in my experience, the psychological anecdote most familiar to the layman. In it, the framework is laid for how the average human typically responds to a life altering tragedy. The model presents us with a rocky and emotional road from denial to acceptance – the sort of journey one would certainly be expected to embark upon should a sudden and tragic death befall their beloved mother. Such a tragedy is exactly what happens to the protagonist in the very first sentence of the existential opus titled “L'Étranger,” by Algerian author, Albert Camus....   [tags: psychological anecdote, layman, tragedy] 1641 words
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Ecstasy to the Deepest Grief in Polly Clark's Short Story, Elephant - ... Her writing scrutinizes all facets of the human experience, ranging from the highest ecstasy to the deepest grief. In the short story “Elephant”, which was published in 2006, the author explores the depths of the human mind. The story starts in medias res, we just jump straight into the thick of things without much information and, furthermore, it is written in the past tense utilizing a third person narrator that follows the thoughts and feelings of William, who is the main character, closely....   [tags: dreams, childhood, expectations]
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Grief is Not Depression - ... That being said depression affects the entire body and the sensory input. The person depressed is numb to many things. Foods are not appetizing. This person only does what is essential sort of like “going with the flow.” Having a support system is essential for a recovery from depression. A person with depression tends to shut others from their lives. Depression interferes with daily life and can cause pain for both you and those around you. The first step to recovering is to talk to a friend or see a doctor or mental health specialist....   [tags: bipolar, genetics, mood]
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Anton Chekhov’s Use of Grief in Misery and Vengeance - Anton Chekhov’s Use of Grief in “Misery” and “Vengeance.” What is the fascination with grief and suffering that caused Anton Chekhov to entwine these two sad emotional states into everything he wrote. “Reading Anton Chekhov’s stories, one feels oneself in a melancholy state. Everything is strange, sharp, lonely, motionless, helpless” (Nebraska 1). Further, according to William Gerharde, Chekhov answered this very question with the following: “When you depict sad or unlucky people, and want to touch the reader’s heart, one should try to be cold— it gives their grief, as it were, a background, against which it stands out in greater relief” (Gerharde 110)....   [tags: Misery, Vengeance] 2114 words
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War and Grief in Faulkner’s Shall Not Perish and The Unvanquished - War and Grief in Faulkner’s Shall Not Perish and The Unvanquished It is inevitable when dealing regularly with a subject as brutal as war, that death will occur. Death brings grief for the victim’s loved ones, which William Faulkner depicts accurately and fairly in many of his works, including the short story “Shall Not Perish” and The Unvanquished. While the works differ because of the time (The Unvanquished deals with the Civil War while “Shall Not Perish” takes place during World War II) and the loved ones grieving (The Unvanquished shows the grief of a lover and “Shall Not Perish” shows the grief of families), the pain they all feel is the same....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Unvanquished Essays] 713 words
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Identify And Explain The Stages Of Grief Experienced By The Dying. - 1: Shock-Denial: This stage is when the patient first hears about his/her illness, and this is where the patient is saying "no, not me" and "it can't be me". During this time they will also ask a numerous amount that "is the results wrong", or "could you check my results again please". 2: Rage/Anger: There are two things to remember when dealing with this stage, which is that; anger is never personal, its more generalised. This means that no matter what, the patient never blames the people around them, but prefers to blame her/himself, or sometimes the whole world....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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Criteria for Diagnosing Major Depression Disorder - ... No one really wants to medicalize the grief process, nor does anyone want to risk ignoring signs of Major Depressive Disorder. Many human experiences involve feelings of sadness: romantic betrayal, rejection, financial troubles, physical illness, loss of possessions, etc. These non-bereavement losses are considered normal and should not be diagnosed as major depressive episodes unless they meet the criteria for severity, duration, and impairment. The exception to this in the DSM-5 is if the experience involves the death of a loved one....   [tags: symptom difference with grief] 1318 words
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The Experience of a Miscarriage: Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child - “She had withered and shrunk in on herself, and it began when they lost that baby,” (Ivey 20). “She should have allowed herself that grief,” (Ivey 4). The novel The Snow Child explores the reactions, guilt and grief corresponding to the experience of a miscarriage. The relationship between miscarriage and grief has been given sparse attention over the years. People vary in the way they respond to a miscarriage; anywhere from age to gender or even a child that was conceived after the previous miscarriage....   [tags: grief, miscarriage, women, men]
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Becoming an Amputee During Adolescence – A Grieving Period - This paper will firstly discuss common areas of grief experienced by an adolescent and how this grief can disrupt the developmental stage. Secondly, I will explore the theoretical principals of William Worden. I will briefly outline his normal grief behaviours then explain the four tasks of mourning which are the following: accepting the reality of the loss, working through the pain of the grief, adjusting to an environment in which the deceased is missing, and emotionally relocating the deceased and move on with life....   [tags: Grief, Worden, amputee]
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The Power of Ambiguity in Robert Frost's Home Burial - ... Both parents have valid points of view however people grieve differently and should be able to walk through the grief process the way then need to as long as there are steps forward. The husband and the wife show two different ways to grieve. The wife’s grief shows in everything she says and does. She refuses to live again instead chooses to remain paying vigil to the child from her kitchen window. The husband accepted the death. Time has passed, and he is ready to move forward. His grief was different but does not mean the death did not make as much of an impact on him as it did his wife....   [tags: child, grief, grave] 1124 words
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Strength or Character Flaw? Wild by Cheryl Strayed - “I stood, unmoving, stunned… Tears filled my eyes. I want my mother, I thought. My mother is dead. I thought this every hour of every day for a very long time: I want my mother. My mother is dead.” In Cheryl Strayed memoir “Wild”, the death of her mother demolished her mental stability and consumed her each moment of her life. Not knowing how to handle her grief, Cheryl ended up doing things in her life that many people would consider regretful. She ended up losing her marriage, family, friends, became addicted to drugs, and lost her own state of being....   [tags: memoir, grief, hiking]
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Astrological Emptiness in Steve Almond’s “The Problem of Human Consumption - ... Throughout the story it is brought up that Jess is intrigued by astrology; Jess’s fascination in astrology is used symbolically as a way to discuss the movement and affairs related with space. The story is narrated using selective word choice. By the term selective word choice, this is referring to the language the author used throughout his work. The language has a tendency to relate to dimensional space and astrological wording. This selective word play is related back to the parallel of astrology, presented in the story....   [tags: loss, grief, celestial] 788 words
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Death and Dying in the Social Network - Death is a universal human experience, as natural to our lives as birth, sleep, and hunger. Everyone dies at the end of their lives, and unless their own death is premature, everyone loses someone they love to death. A number of psychological states can be elicited by the death of a loved one, including sadness, anger, confusion, and fear (Field, Gao, Paderna, 2005; Leming & Dickinson, 2011). The process of working through these emotions, and the rituals and practices surrounding death, burial, and mourning, although strongly influenced by culture, age, life experience, religious beliefs, and attachment style, are unique to each individual (Brubaker, Hayes, & Dourish, 2013; Leming & Dickinso...   [tags: grief, mourning, emotions]
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