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This is the question posed to the bereaved by a bereaved family member’s passing.
In the wake of the death of a loved one, you may be faced with a difficult decision: do you accept the grief, or do you seek solace and closure in some form of spirituality?
The answer to that question may vary depending on your family structure and the circumstances of your death.
There is no magic bullet to overcome bereavement grief.
But there are steps you can take to help you cope with bereavement.
The basics of grieving You need to be in a state of grief-free and not emotionally or physically distressed.
Your partner and/or family will need to take care of you in a supportive way.
Your grieving partner will need a support network to talk to during this difficult time.
This is usually an extended family or friend.
The grieving partner may need to accept the loss of their loved one.
The family member will need some kind of reminder of the life they once had.
These reminders will help them process the loss.
Find out more about how grief works and how to recognise and deal with grief symptoms.
If you can manage to find a support group, it is helpful to start by forming one to talk through your grief.
If this is difficult, you should discuss the grieving process with someone you trust.
Some people who have been through bereavement can also find support from the Church, community or faith organisations.
If your loved one was a member of the Catholic Church, it can be helpful to ask them to attend services and hear about the life of their priest.
You can also contact your local community centre or Anglican church.
Find a priest to share your grief with.
The person who took the time to learn about the priest’s life can also be helpful in helping you through this difficult period.
Find more about bereavement symptoms and coping strategies for bereaved families.