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Grief is Complex and Timeless

Grief is complex and timeless. When you experience the loss of a significant person in death circumstances, a grief reaction is expected when the circumstance first occurs. In North American culture, an intense grief reaction is socially acknowledged and accepted over a short period of time. A natural progression is for grief to become less intense and more contained over time. This aligns with social norms. If the grief does not get resolved though, it will fester and resurface possibly the next time there is a significant loss. It is beneficial to monitor with this awareness, assessing for unresolved past losses when following losses occur. In assessing, it assists to also acknowledge and

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