Coping with loss and bereavement

Losing someone we love is painful. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whether it’s the loss of a parent, partner, child or friend. Initially, you’ll most likely feel shock and pain at your loss. You may then feel angry or that life has dealt you a very unfair blow and experience a period of depression or longing to see the person you have lost one last time. Although painful, embracing your feelings is important in helping you to move on.

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    How rituals can help grief

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  • Dealing with grief

    Dealing with grief

    There is no right or wrong way to deal with the loss of a loved one. The grieving process is rough and it’s different for everyone. It’s not just a matter of coping with a loss, but coping with change, and that takes time.

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