Chronic sorrow: analysis of the concept.

  title={Chronic sorrow: analysis of the concept.},
  author={Cynthia S Teel},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={16 11},
Emotionally close relationships can be disrupted at any time in the life cycle. When a relationship of attachment is disrupted following an event that renders a loved one forever changed from the hoped-for child or from the known person, recurrent sadness, or chronic sorrow, is a frequently encountered response. The genesis of sadness is one's recognition of a negative disparity between the person who was known prior to the onset of disability (or the imagined, hoped-for child) and the now… CONTINUE READING

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