He thought the grieving process was somewhat like what babies go through when they are separated from their mothers.
depression, sadness, listlessness
the decision is made not to love again
If grief is not resolved, therefore, the grieving person may detach permanently from relationships.
She wrote about the stages of grief a person experiences about their own death.
She calls these the
Recognize the Loss
React to the separation
Recollect and re-experience the deceased and the relationship
Relinquish the old attachments to the deceased and the old assumptive world
Readjust to move adaptively into the new world without forgetting the old
Re-invest in Life
Emotional response AND
Adjustment to change
with continuing connection
to the deceased
Formation of a new personal story of which the sibling's death is a part.
Finding meaning in life which takes account of the changed relationship with the deceased.