Every loss is a very personal experience and no two people experience loss in the same way. Many people find it helps to talk with someone who is not part of their family or close circle of friends.
Experiencing Grief and Loss
When someone is grieving, especially if it is their first experience of the death of someone close to them, not knowing what to expect or how to handle certain situations often intensifies their grief. Many people say they feel they have little control over what is happening to them or around them, which adds to their anguish.
Part of the struggle of grieving involves attending to life changes and adjusting to new roles and relationships. Even though you may never manage to ‘get over’ the death of someone, it is possible to learn to live without them physically in your life and to find meaning again.