Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Psychology - Social Psychology, City University of New York Hunter College, course: Professional Seminar, language: English, abstract: Following the death of a spouse, sibling, friend or significant other, there are general ways that individuals usually grieve. This has been shown through countless amounts or research and articles. Being able to understand the unique nature of twin loss will allow for counselors and social work practitioners to be able to lend their support and find ways to guide individuals that have lost their twin as well as guide families and parents through this time. This paper explores the symptomology of individuals at different developmental stages and the impact that bereavement has on their identity development. In addition this paper will examine the different grief levels and twin attachment styles along with western and non-western beliefs surrounding the life and death of twins in hopes to bring light to a forgotten population, 'Twinless twins'.