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Bereavement is experienced when losing someone. It can be accompanied by emotions often including sadness, grief, and potentially shock, anger, or guilt. It is important to remember there is no right and wrong way to feel when bereaved.

It is generally accepted that there are four stages of bereavement:

  • accepting the loss
  • experiencing the pain of grief
  • adjusting to life without the person¬†who has died
  • putting less emotional energy¬†into grieving and beginning to move on

Sometimes grief is also described as a may feel chaotic and out of control but eventually these feelings will become less intense.

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