When someone we love dies, a vital life bond is forever lost.

Forever is hard.

Myriad feelings wash over us as we process the permanence of their absence: sadness, hopelessness, depression and anxiety. Worry, too, over our own mortality. In time, the pain and shock subside. In time, grief softens.

An unexpected death can feel like being hit by a wave with our back against the ocean. And although we learn to stand again, many of us never ‘get over’ the sting of loss. Professional treatment can help a small minority to get back on their feet. For most of us, however, processing deep ...


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