We are very sorry for your loss. In our experience we have found Hospice to be a very helpful friendly organization with a lot of experience in grief support and counseling. The death of a loved one is one of the most tragic events that can happen to a person and the healing can be a difficult and long process. If you need some help, give them a call. (805) 544-2266
It is normal to have a variety of feelings when you have lost a dear family member or friend such as sorrow, anger, loneliness, shame and even guilt.
Stages of Grief
- Denial and Isolation (this isn’t happening)
- Anger (at the world or the one who died)
- Bargaining (to get rid of the pain)
- Depression (I don’t care)
- Acceptance (ready for what’s next)
These stages are taken from the Kubler-Ross model and are a pattern that many will experience. Everyone goes through grief at their own pace, and being individuals we may deviate from any particular model. Whenever possible, it is good to have a close circle of family and friends to talk to in these difficult times.