In life what is certain in all times, cultures and social strata is the death ; This is part of life, so it is not fortuitous that throughout history has been and is the subject of deep reflections, ranging from religion and philosophy to psychology. But how to deal with death?
Man faces the loss of a loved one through a process known as mourning. This is an intrapsychic process following the loss by means of which the subject progressively detaches himself from said loss.
In other words, it is a set of somatic and psychic reactions that seek to restore balance after a loss.
After a loss it is normal to lose some interest in the outside world, because all energy is overwhelmed by pain, until little by little in a normal duel, the subject is detached from that pain, seeking balance and recovery from the trauma experienced.
There are several authors who talk about the process of mourning, who generally describe the following phases through which the subject who has lived a loss passes to finally reestablish himself and achieve a balance again.
In a situation of mourning, these are the most common manifestations:
The approximate duration of this process is usually one year and its purpose is that the subject manages to detach progressively from the lost object. If the deep sadness and inability to restore the life and daily routine of the person in mourning is more than the year, then it is a pathological duel, for which professional support is recommended. And you, in how much time have you overcome the loss of a family member?
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