My question is, would this attitude ultimately be a symptom of a mental disorder or could this character be considered "normal"? And if it was a mental disorder, would it greatly affect her life and/or the people around her, or could she trudge on without people noticing?
*note: these aren't hallucinations, she knows very well she's messing with her vivid imagination and memories
I searched for: "person fixated on dead person" "person fixated on memories" "person fixated on grief" "grief" "traumatic grief"
It seems like she could have traumatic grief, but as it's not classified as a mental disorder, is there anything she could actually be diagnosed with? And if so, medication she might take?
Thanks so much in advance!
Edit: Wow, thank you all! This is really helpful :)