Bowlby Theory Of Bereavement Essay

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Corr and Corr (2012) define bereavement as an event characterized with the loss of someone close to an individual, and is often associated with psychological and emotional distress which manifest in the form of grief. (Corr and Corr (2012) indicate that the psychosocial and emotional changes that occur in case of bereavement follow a defined pattern that can be explained through multiple models: the Freudian model and Bowlby’s model, among others. In my case, the death of my grandmother had profound emotional effects on me, which triggered a series of social, emotional, and behavioral changes in line with Bowlby’s model.
Bowlby’s attachment theory indicates that relationships are based on attachments that develop early in life, and are sustained in the course of one’s life (Corr & Corr, 2012). Based on this premise, I had a close attachment to my
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In line with Bowlby’s theory of attachment, the termination of the strong social bond that we shared triggered mental and emotional disorganization (Corr & Corr, 2012). I could not manage my emotions, a prospect that made me to develop some sense of regret, bitterness and antisocial tendencies. During my state of disorganization, I hated my mother for not showing any significant emotional concern over the demise of my heroine. In my view, it was as if others were unconcerned and that they did little to help my granny. I was further hurt by my mum’s regular indications that grandmother had gone to rest. In my view, her place was right next to me hence I could not tolerate any suggestion that she was resting (Cassidy, Jones & Shaver, 2013). Other critical events that occurred during my state of disorganization were loss of appetite, enhanced laziness, lack of interest in others, immense anger and internal pain. I also spent a lot of time sleeping due to my inability to concentrate on any

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