People who are mourning the death of a loved one experience a myriad of emotions and responses. Different kinds of losses dictate different responses, so not all of the suggestions for dealing with those in a grief situation will suit everyone. Likewise, no two people grieve alike, what works for one may not work for another. So whatever the response you see and what the mourner feels may be normal for that specific situation and Marine. There are many moods and expressions of grieving. There is even acute grief that causes a person to “feel like I'm going crazy.” Helping a Marine understand that acute grief reactions are normal reactions to significant losses can be very helpful. This is not something that the Marine can snap out of in a hurry. It will usually take some time and the amount of time is different for everyone and every situation.
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