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If you have experienced the death of someone who was important to you, you might be finding it hard to adjust to the enormous changes happening in your life. Grief can upset everything: it affects your beliefs, your personality and even your sense of reality.
Bereavement is the time we spend adjusting to loss. There is no standard time period and there is no right or wrong way to feel, everyone has to find their own way through it and at their own pace. Grief can show itself in unexpected ways: anger, denial, withdrawal from life and numbness, are just some of the ways it manifests itself.
Talking to a counsellor not only provides support at a difficult time but also offers an opportunity for discussion about loss and helps you to adjust to changes and hopefully arrive at some acceptance of your loss. Bottling up grief or denying sadness and pain may well prolong suffering.
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