Who will have the hardest time getting over the grieving process?
Common sense will tell us the variables that may have an impact on how long you grieve. 1) Age of deceased: The death of an elderly person after a full life will have a different impact than the death of a child or a young adult. The death of a child is more than I can imagine and I hope those on DS who have experienced can help guide us on this. Do you ever come up for air again? 2) Pregnancy and newborns: Miscarriage or death of a newborn can precipitate prolonged grief. 3) Suicide: Bereavement due to suicide or other socially disapproved deaths (overdose, etc) may lead to more isolation and to increased vulnerability to suicide among some survivors. When is grieving complicated or going on too long? Complicated or prolonged grief is defined as the persistence, for at least six months, of a constellation of disruptive emotional reactions including yearning and four of the following eight symptoms: 1) Difficulty moving on 2) Numbness/detachment 3) Bitterness 4) Feelings that life is e