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Coping with bereavement

Coping with grief

Grief is how a bereavement affects us personally.  It is what we experience when we lose something or someone who is significant to us.  This experience can be especially difficult when someone close to us dies.  Making sense of the loss and learning to live without that person is the work of grieving. 

Everyone’s loss is different.  Therefore, everyone’s grief is different.  Grief can be hard at times and it is completely normal to experience a wide range of feelings which can include shock, disbelief, confusion, sadness, loneliness and anger.  If you are grieving, it is important that you are kind to yourself and understand that what you are feeling is part of the process of trying to come to terms with a major change in your life.

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