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Bereavement – The period of mourning and intense grief after the death of a loved one. It often results in a great longing for the deceased and a period of adjustment which may take years.
Grief – The deep or intense sorrow or distress felt after a loss, especially if the loss involves the death of a loved one. The grief process is individual to each person and is an essential part of healing.
Disenfranchised grief – Grief that cannot be openly expressed due to personal or societal standards. In these situations, grief can become extremely confusing and internalizing.
Situations that may result in disenfranchised grief include:
Anyone who has suffered a loss may experience the five stages of grief:
Not everyone will experience all five stages, and the stages may be experienced in any order.
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