You can learn to cope with sudden or unexpected loss
what happened, replaying scenarios over and again, wondering if you could have done something to prevent the loss.
You may also experience regret about things you said or did or missed opportunities to act.
It’s also common to feel anger when we lose someone suddenly. You might find yourself searching for someone or something to blame, or feel anger towards the person who has died for leaving you behind.
Unexpected loss can also force us to face up to our own mortality. You may suddenly find yourself feeling anxious or panicky in situations that didn’t bother you before or have a more general sense of being jumpy and on edge.
A client of mine once told me that the grief they experienced after the sudden death of their partner was like a long journey through a dark tunnel. Accepting the grieving process doesn’t necessarily make the journey easier but it can help you to be kinder to yourself along the way.
For more information about grief and coping with bereavement visitcruse.org.uk
everyone copes with loss in their own way
You may be struck by unexpected emotions