Category: Grief & Bereavement

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How to Deal With Grief

Coming to terms with the heartache of losing someone you love and facing up to the future, is something that can only happen when you’re completely ready.

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Getting Through the Holiday Season

If you are recently bereaved and this is the first Christmas without your partner, you will probably find the days ahead difficult to negotiate. The planning and events involved during the lead up to the holiday season will be a reminder of when you used to share this time with your partner.

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What to Say to a Grieving Widow or Widower

When supporting someone who is going through the grieving process, the best thing you can do is listen. By simply listening to whatever it is they have to say, without passing judgement or steering the conversation in a particular direction, you give them the opportunity to come to terms with what has happened in their own time.

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How Long Does Grief Last?

The length of time it takes for somebody to go through the grieving process is specific to each individual. Your beliefs and religious values will no doubt influence how you react to this situation, and to those around you.