Defining Basic Grief
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Some were researchers who had studied the grief feelings of a significant number of bereaved persons and then reported on them. Others had experienced a devastating loss and then wrote about their personal grief. Grief is a uniquely personal process, how one goes about working through it varies greatly from bereaved person to bereaved person. Many of us normally do not associate grief with a disaster or a misfortune, those who have not yet suffered the loss, by death, of a family member, a mate, or a friend might believe they have not yet experienced grief. The state of shock that bereaved persons enter into when they learn of their loved one's death is often described by them as a mental numbness. This numbness occurs regardless of whether the death was expected or unexpected. When grieving individuals are ready to begin accepting the reality of their loved one's death, the feeling of numbness begins to wear off.