A Year in Grief
Throughout 2021 I will be writing about grief, loss and bereavement. My own experiences of losing friends and family suddenly, how it affected me and those around me. I’ll also be looking at the grief that many of us have felt through 2020 due to huge changes directly due to Covid-19. A Year in Grief will be a collection of all of this, put into a 12 month timescale. I hope you will find it helpful, for you & those in your life.
You’ve had the initial shock, you’ve been to the funeral, you may have even received something that belonged to the deceased that they wanted you to have . . . . What comes now? Once the initial practical tasks following a death are completed, you may feel as though you’re in limbo. You might be … Continue reading Now What?
The Funeral. It’s a strange feeling, I’m not going to deny it, waking up and knowing that today is the day you say goodbye to a loved one. For me, it made it feel more real. It also, in my most recent experiences, made me see how much the person who had died was loved … Continue reading January Part Two
No time is a good time to be mourning, but January seems to feel appropriate. It generally feels a bit bleaker than the rest of the year. You’re bombarded with messages about great diets to kick start the year with because you’ve (apparently) eaten/drunk too much over Christmas. You’re scraping ice off the car every … Continue reading January – The cold, bleak month
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