When we lose someone dear, the normal feeling of grief, are different for all of us, there is no right nor wrong way to feel. Your normal response is denial, disbelief, feeling lost, empty, angry, cannot stop crying, feeling overwhelmed, feeling faint, shaking (nerves) and so on.
We need to acknowledge of the passing of your loved one as this can become unhealthy especially if you don't acknowledge what has happened to them. By; acknowledging the loss will help strengthen your coping mechanism.
Each day, hour, minutes can be altered with those emotions, allow yourself to grieve, allow yourself to have different feelings within your body, you know; there is no book out their that tells you how to feel, and what to feel and how long should I grieve?, NO....we are all individuals and we never stop grieving for our loved one(s), but we learn to live without them here in person.
(Always take this with you, as long as you keep their memory alive, and speak their name, then they will never leave you).
Your loved one wouldn't want to see you suffering with unexplained feelings, remember to eat small meals and to keep your fluids up, otherwise you can become sick or even suffer from exhaustion. Don't hesitate to visit your medical doctor if you are having trouble eg: sleeping, eating etc.
As a funeral celebrant I will help support you in any way I can; I'm not a grief expert, but I've had experiences within my life and have had grief training.
I cannot stress enough, don't hesitate to contact your doctor to get a referral to see a counselor or find support group that you will feel relaxed with. You may not need to see a counselor but getting the ball rolling early as they get booked up very quickly.
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