This article will cover and explain many of the terms used in relation to grief. Understanding these will help you accept what you or a person close to you is going through in this process.
Abbreviated Grief is a short-lived grief response in the way that the grieving process seems shorter because the role of the deceased is immediately filled by someone/something else.
Absent Grief is a response when the bereaved shows no signs of grief whatsoever and acts as if nothing has happened.
Anticipatory Grief is the normal mourning a person feels when they are anticipating the death of a loved one.
Chronic Grief is a response that displays as strong grief reactions, which do not subside over a long period of time.
Collective Grief is a response felt by a collective group such as a society, village, community or nation leading to mass causality. [Tweet “Do you know your Grief?”]