For much of life, there are clear beginnings and endings. And a society that supports those with stories, understanding, and rituals: Birth, death. Getting married, getting divorced.
When a life experience does not fit into those templates, it gets murky and weird: Losing a business partner that you worked with very well. Mourning a future lost because you consciously made a different decision.
For those experiences, I still need ritual. And story, and understanding. Two of those only require me.