The death of a loved one is very difficult to handle and process emotionally. The trauma of such a loss can sometimes be overpowering and can hinder the acceptance of the loss with a sense of peace. Grievers often refuse to use words such as death, dead, or died. Using these words bring up painful emotions or memories, but more importantly it shows a form of acceptance. This is why it is often avoided. In the end, the griever must be allowed to take their own time to come to terms with the reality of the loss. Pushing might worsen the situation and cause them to regress. Patience is key and everyone handles loss differently. "Grief is simply the price we pay for love." The deeper the love, the greater intensity of the grief that follows loss. At it's core, grief is a form of emotional pain.