Losing someone you love is undeniably painful, but rising above grief and connecting spiritually to something greater might help you to find meaning.
A death often touches many lives. As someone who is important to your loved one, you have been given a leading role in this final play. But you may be unsure how best to help. Maybe it's about being open and honest, or acknowledging their wishes. At this emotional time, it's OK to accept help if you need it.
Grief is a natural reaction to loss, and can be overwhelmingly painful, as well as different for each of us. Understanding the process of bereavement will not prevent this pain, or reduce its intensity, but it can help to chart a path back to some kind of normal life.