The term mourning usually refers to the sorrow felt because of the death of a person:
- Great sadness felt because someone has died:
- Shops were closed as a sign of mourning for the king.
He was in mourning for his wife.
- What is the expression that indicates the process, which may vary from person to person, during which the deep sorrow for the death of a friend or family member is 'elaborated' and the death is finally accepted?
I am referring to the process we all undergo after the loss of a loved person (a parent, a friend, a family member). It is neither positive or negative, it is just a natural way to face a personal loss. We all may react differently and may require more or less time. It generally ends when you "accept" the loss.
I use "get over" in the title, it is a good expression but a generic one.