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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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The Minefield

The Minefield

(p.181) 29 The Minefield
The Weeping Willow

Lynne Dale Halamish

Doron Hermoni

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses normal grief and the so-called minefield after the death of a loved one. It describes the case of Joanne, who lost her son Randy. The chapter explains that at the moment a person learns of the death of a loved one, he or she enters an emotional minefield in which each mine is a flood of feelings, either expressed or unexpressed. The chapter suggests that it is possible to lessen the emotional stress following the death of a loved one by preparing for known triggers, and by knowing that there will be surprise mines now and again.

Keywords:   grief, death, loved one, emotional minefield, emotional stress

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