Bereavement refers to people who experience the loss, through death, of a loved one or someone who has importance to them. Bereavement is a normal experience in a sense to each and every one of us since it occurs in the course of our lifetime. The loss is very depressing to some and this could lead into inconsolable grief and oftentimes, a long period of mourning. Nevertheless, bereavement causes the immobilization of psychological symptoms, occasionally, abrupt or cause difficulties in the lives of those people who have lost someone through death.
Bereavement is not a disease or a type of illness, but it is certainly very upsetting during the course of someone's lifetime, especially to someone who is going all through it for the very first time. The difficulty of understanding, shock, and disbelief that someone you love has passed away, is actually normal. Your anxiety, crying and the anger that hits inside you are normal as well as the guilt and hallucinations that you experience. Bereavement is a natural way of your mind in expressing the sudden realization of a loss.
Few could overcome bereavement in less than a period of time, but the people around the mourner should be able to comprehend the importance of expressing the amount of grief and the long period of time for things to get normal again.
When there comes a time when the bereaved has lost touch of reality and often project the emptiness that he/she is feeling, a needed support should be around the corner. Crying and pain constitutes bereavement and an understanding as well as time should be applied.
A close one should be able to provide him/her the support and advice in accepting the loss and move on. It may also be wiser to put some time to wait until bereavement is completed before trying to form a new relationship.
Also, the experience and toleration of the pain should be realized for the mourner to acquire the knowledge on how it is really felt and how to get through it.
Bereavement can also be diminished with adjustments and necessary changes to a world where the deceased person has existed as well as the functions that the dead has left over. For example, the death of the father will require the mother to adjust and perform the needed balance in the family and to be able to provide the needs of the entire family.
Withdrawal and reinvesting for emotional energy is necessary to move on and should gradually fade the essence of bereavement.
These things can be easier said than done, but with gradual adjustment and necessary factors to complete bereavement, the mourner should be able to accept the loss and move on to the next chapter of life. Bereavement is natural, but if it seems that you have endured too much, you will realize the time when it is being completed and you are ready enough to face the world again.