BEREAVEMENT

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n. a feeling of deep, unexplainable loss brought on by the passing on of a family member, friend, or loved one. The bereaved may feel such intense emotional pain to the point of distress. See mourning- also grief- traumatic grief- disenfranchised grief.

BEREAVEMENT: "Bereavement is a moment of such great emotional loss that the pain may or may not be outwardly expressed at all."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BEREAVEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bereavement/ (accessed June 29, 2022).

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