A loss in the family: silence, memory, and narrative identity after bereavement.

  title={A loss in the family: silence, memory, and narrative identity after bereavement.},
  author={Jenna L. Baddeley and Jefferson A. Singer},
  volume={18 2},
Grief theories have converged on the idea that the sharing of autobiographical memory narratives of loss and of the deceased person, especially within the family, is a major way to maintain and/or reconfigure a healthy sense of identity after a loss. In contrast, we examine unspoken memory-the withholding of socially sharing autobiographical memories about the loss and the departed family member-as a way to either conserve an existing narrative identity or assert a new narrative identity… CONTINUE READING

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