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The time that immediately follows a death can be a roller coaster ride. Family and friends rally around, the telephone does not stop ringing with messages of support and the morning post brings cards and letters of sympathy. There is often no time to focus on your own grief.

You may find it encouraging to know that many bereaved people bounce back into a fulfilling and meaningful life. Their stories are often very moving but show the extraordinary resilience of human nature. The road to new life is long and bumpy but it can start today, there is help at hand and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

How To Cope

The funeral itself will be a sad day but may be countered by feelings of excitement when meeting family and friends that have not been seen for a long time. 


My First Trip Out And Other First Steps

The first time for any new event tends to bring with it a higher level of anxiety than otherwise would be. The first exam results, the first date, the first day at work, and many others, were all quite anxious occasions yet probably with hindsight you wonder what all the fuss was about.


Am I Being Ignored

Unfortunately, as a newly bereaved person, you may be perceived differently by those around you, perhaps even by friends.