How death affects us
How death affects us Details
You may feel numb, unable to make decisions, or confused and forgetful during normal conversations.
You may feel anxious or ill with nausea, vomiting or headaches.
After several weeks, you try to return to your old life. Yet as you work or clean out your loved one’s belongings, you may feel out of touch with the world. You look normal but you don’t feel it.
It’s at this point that you feel the true depth of your pain. You may feel guilty that you let your loved one down. Alone and afraid, you think your life will never be the same, that you’ll never be happy again.
All these feelings are normal. How long you feel them and find answers is up to you. Accepting your loss and plodding through the grief process takes time and work. Once you do, you’ll still feel the loss but with a sense of peace and the knowledge that you can carry on.