Here are some things that might help ease your grief:

  • Write your loved one a letter expressing what you want to say.
  • Don’t compare yourself with others bereaved.
  • Ask for and accept help.
  • Feel free to protest the ‘why’ of death.
  • Accept your feelings.
  • Be patient with yourself. Let yourself feel the pain.
  • Take time to laugh and cry and be kind to yourself.
  • Try not to make life-changing decisions during the first year.

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