chapter  IX
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DO I NEED ADDITIONAL HELP?

Good grief, however, can turn "bad." This situation occurs when normal grief strays off course. Consequently, the work of mourning goes on and on without the bereaved person ever reaching reconciliation. Clinical terms for this type of unfinished grieving include pathological, chronic , inhibited, or delayed. I prefer to call it "complicated grief." Simply stated, complicated grief happens when the common dimensions of grief outlined in Chapter N become either abnormally intensified or prolonged.