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noun as in death; loss

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When most people think about grief, “they go immediately to bereavement loss,” said Litsa Williams, a licensed clinical social worker and co-founder of the online support community What’s Your Grief.

“We’ve seen a rise in creative bereavements,” Pitsillides says.

If you’re lucky enough to have guaranteed bereavement time, it’s likely still restricted to immediate relatives.

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Every single grief expert Fortune spoke to criticized the country’s lack of federally guaranteed bereavement time—and the few days generally provided by the employers who do offer it.

From Fortune

Only Oregon has passed a law guaranteeing bereavement leave to workers employed in the state, although a similar bill has been under consideration in California.

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The stages of heartbreak are similar to the recognized stages of bereavement: shock, denial, grief, anger, finally acceptance.

Bereavement is one of those things Western society is not very good at, particularly the British.

Have you had bereavement or other catastrophic disruptions in your recent life?

And death and bereavement are hardly the only troubles that this conflict brings to a Palestinian childhood.

In this group, when bereavement turns into depression, it requires immediate clinical attention and evaluation.

Loss, where she was concerned, involved a permanent and irremediable bereavement—no substitute was conceivable.

In moments of utter bereavement who has not felt, to the heart's core, the tender attachment of a faithful dog?

For the moment the child was hers, she suffered pangs of maternal bereavement that seemed to tear her breast and twist her heart.

I hand on your own advice to you in case you have forgotten it, as I know one is apt to do in seasons of bereavement.

One outward sign only remained of his late bereavement—his mourning dress.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bereavement, such as: sorrow, affliction, deprivation, distress, misfortune, and tribulation.

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