It also refers to an external social response, such as Funeral or Memorial Services or other cultural traditions and ceremonies.
Sometimes, mourning and Grief are used interchangeably; however Grief refers more to internal thoughts and feelings.
Even though death may be understood as a natural part of life, one can still be overcome by emotion, in many unexpected ways.
Any feeling is a natural part of the grieving process; typically it's more than just sadness.
Research shows that people typically feel a wide range of emotions, regardless if the death was expected, or if their relationship with the deceased was complicated.
These include but are not limited to:
- Anger or general irritability