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Coping with your own grief

Death and grief: when will you start to feel better?
After the death of a loved one, remember that there is no set time for you to mourn your loss. Bereavement is a process, not an event, but the important thing to remember is that you will start to feel better. This, too, will pass.

10 strategies for coping with grief
Grief is a personal experience, unique to each mourner and unique to each loss. Grief comes in waves, as times of peace and calm are suddenly shattered by overpowering emotion. The following strategies provide a few suggestions to help you ride out the waves as you cope with your grief.

Men, grieving and sorrow
The elements of grieving, including sorrow, crying and the expression of emotion, go against many of the typical traits we think of as being masculine, such as strength, pride and toughness. This is just one of the reasons men find it difficult to mourn.

Will grief counseling help me recover from my loss?
Dealing with loss and the grief that follows is often a very painful process. Find out if grief counseling may help you work through the painful reality that someone you love has died, and help you find a safe haven in your loss.

Bereavement and grief: practical ways to find consolation
In the early stages of bereavement and grief, the bereaved may have difficulty viewing life beyond the here and now. As they move forward, the various prcatical steps outlined here will help them amass the strength to recover.

Pet animals provide comfort in grief
Pets have an amazing ability to provide grief support to those suffering after the death of a loved one, or for people facing terminal illness. Discover how loss and bereavement can be eased through the loving companionship of a pet animal.

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You may find our other articles in the Grief Library section helpful too.

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