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The Weeping WillowEncounters with Grief$
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Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195325379

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.001.0001

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Better to Remember Him as He Was

Better to Remember Him as He Was

Who Should Be Part of the Mourning Rituals?

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(p.149) 24 Better to Remember Him as He Was
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The Weeping Willow
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Lynne Dale Halamish

Doron Hermoni

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0024

This chapter discusses the issue concerning who should be part of the mourning rituals. It describes the case of Edna, a woman in her seventies, who was having second thoughts about letting her children attend the funeral of her husband or their father because of some conflict. The chapter suggests including as many people as possible in the support network in order to lessen the load on each grieving individual, and also to lesson the possibility of resentment between family members. All family members should attend the formal mourning rituals.

Keywords:   mourning rituals, funeral, family members, grieving individual, support network

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