Grief is a natural response to loss. Grieving is very personal and individual experience. A Belgian woman couldn't let go of her husband and decided to sleep beside his mummified body for a whole year until the smell became unbearable for neighbors.
Similarly to Carl Tanzer, the wife Ghita was devastated by the death of her love, Marcel. Ghita told the neighbors her husband was not feeling well. After finding the mummified body, because she didn't pay her rent, she was taken to a psychiatric hospital for treatment.