Last February I attended a funeral. While sitting in the chapel observing the immediate family which consisted of six members ranging in age from 74 to 8. I was thinking of their grief and others as well including mine.
This question lingered in my mind: What is the source of grief when the person who died is a close to you or close to one you love?
The question is not new to me. I've considered it many times since July 1995.
Here is my answer: Death has taken away the future with our love one. No planning with him/her. No dreams of a better relationship. No making amends if any are needed. So grief is about the lack of a future.