Living with grief
The emotional challenges of a life-changing loss
It can take a long time to comprehend a loss and process our thoughts when someone dies. Shock numbness, guilt, anger and bargaining – wishing you could change things – can all be a part of complex grief emotions that can be difficult to cope with.
There is no time limit to grieving the loss of someone you loved, or how you may feel if a death has triggered an emotional response to difficult experiences connected with the person who has died.
Grief can be life-changing and not something people simply get over. Through the healing process, people can grow around their loss, and this becomes a part of who they are.
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