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How long is too long to mourn?

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There’s no “normal” amount of time to grieve. Your grieving process depends on a number of things, like your personality, age, beliefs, and support network. The type of loss is also a factor. For example, chances are you’ll grieve longer and harder over the sudden death of a loved one than, say, the end of a romantic relationship.

SOURCES:

Michael Hakimi, PsyD, clinical psychologist, Loyola University Medical Center.

Mayo Clinic: “What Is Grief?”

American Psychological Association: “Grief: Coping with the Loss of Your Loved One.”

World Psychiatry : “Grief and Bereavement: What Psychiatrists Need to Know.”

European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience: “An Attachment-based Model of Complicated Grief Including the Role of Avoidance.”

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Michael Hakimi, PsyD, clinical psychologist, Loyola University Medical Center.

Mayo Clinic: “What Is Grief?”

American Psychological Association: “Grief: Coping with the Loss of Your Loved One.”

World Psychiatry : “Grief and Bereavement: What Psychiatrists Need to Know.”

European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience: “An Attachment-based Model of Complicated Grief Including the Role of Avoidance.”

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 23, 2018

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