Grief (Mourning)

Loss

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Terminology

Grief

a feeling of profound loss

Mourning

The external expression of grief through ...

rituals

including funerals

for remembrance

for saying Goodbye

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specific behaviors

sharing memories

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The shared, social response to loss.

Grief vs. Mourning

Some make the disctinction as follows:

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The Cambridge Dictionary does not make this distinction, however.

Grief:

"very great sadness, especially at the death of someone" (Cambridge Dictionary)

Mourning:

"great sadness felt because someone has died" (Cambridge Dictionary)

Sorrow

Accompanying Mourning / Grief

Complicated Grief

Causes

mourning is destructive only when mixed with guilt, shame, helplessness

"Mourning Well"

Summary

this can be very different from person to person, but there are patterns

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