The normal expectation of the grieving process is that after a while grief is no longer all-consuming and the person is creating a new life without the person or something that has been lost. That doesn’t mean that the sadness about the loss is going away completely. Whenever we are reminded of the loss, we will feel grief about the loss. However, this feeling is expected not to take over a person’s life.
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One characteristic of human societies
is that people come together and seek closeness with others in the face of
traumatic experiences. “Emotional attachment is probably the primary protection
against feelings of helplessness and meaninglessness; it is essential for
biological survival in children, and without it, existential meaning is
unthinkable in adults”.