At some point in everyone's life they will experience some level of loss. Loss comes in a variety of different packages such as the separation of a marriage or relationship. Loss of aspects of ourselves. The type of loss most common is the loss of a family member, friend or even pet.
Bereavement occurs when one looses someone who is loved by them which causes them to experience grief. Bereavement requires a person to experience the pain they endure and move through it in stages. First reactions to grief are emotional ones and in time will move into cognitive reactions as preparation is made to once again resume life.