The Mourning Process from Shattering to Integration


  • Diana Alexandra Iacob Danubius University of Galati


grief; loss; death; grief; grief stages


Grief is the process by which the experience of loss and the pain associated with it are
integrated at a psychological level and whose completion allows the person to reorient themselves
towards life, a world and a life that no longer include the deceased person. The loss of a loved one is a
natural event in the course of life and is at the same time one of life’s greatest challenges. The death of
a loved one is a major stressor for at least two main reasons: loss (the sudden break in the attachment
relationship) and the confrontation with the theme of death, perhaps one of man’s greatest fears.

Author Biography

Diana Alexandra Iacob, Danubius University of Galati

Student, Faculty of Behavioural and Applied Sciences, Specialization Psychology


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How to Cite

Iacob, D. A. (2024). The Mourning Process from Shattering to Integration. New Trends in Psychology, 6(1), 57–64. Retrieved from