The weeks, months and sometimes the years following a bereavement can be a bewildering and overwhelming time. People often find it difficult to talk with family or friends, fearful that they may upset them, or that they will over burden them and 'frighten them away'. We can often feel isolated and think that no one understands what we are going through. Sometimes it's also difficult to understand ourselves and to make sense of what we are feeling.
Talking and sharing your experiences with someone experienced in listening, or with other bereaved people, may help you to express your feelings and make sense of what is happening to you, and normalise some of these thoughts and feelings.