Bereavement Forum - Your Questions About Grief Answered

This bereavement forum is where you can get free online grief support, ask your questions about grief and join in discussions.   I will try and answer as many questions as I can but hope that you will join in the discussions and help each other too. You can also find a lot of answers to common questions about bereavement here.  

My 45 years of working in nursing, from midwifery to health visiting to running a nursing home has enabled me to help many people cope with grief.  But I am not a doctor or a psychologist.  So if you are very depressed, please do consult with your own medical practitioner, or consider online counseling.  

If you have a short comment which you feel might be more appropriate on our Facebook page, you can join in and post comments there too.  The join button is in the right hand column under "Find us here" .

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We only ask that you treat each other with respect.  This grief forum is intended to help those coping with the loss of a loved one, a separation or divorce, the death of a pet, the grief from a job loss,  miscarriage or any other of life's misfortunes. 

Grief is not a competition.  No-one can truly understand what another is going through, so please be understanding.  What might seem trivial to one, may be a major life challenge for another. 

We hope that you will share your knowledge and tips and advice that you have found useful.  It is hoped that this will be a positive, uplifting bereavement forum, where you can come to help and be helped.

We will be checking each question and comment before it goes live on the site.  Any submission which contains anything which might be offensive to any of our readers will not be published.  Also, please have a read through the other questions first, as your question may have already been asked.  If your question is already there, join in the discussion by posting your comments there. 

Any advice on this site should not be a substitute for proper medical care.  If you are at all worried please do consult your own doctor or professional counsellor. 

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What Other Visitors Have Asked

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General grief question 
It's been almost 3 months since my husband passed unexpectedly. How do I know I am handling the day to day stuff normally? And why is the first year equated …

Self Harm after Death of Loved One 
Have you thought of harming yourself or others since the death of your loved one?

Death of Boyfriend's Father 
My boyfriend's father died a couple of days ago. My boyfriend is on another continent and won't be able to make it back for the service. I don't know …

Multiple losses of very close family members 
In the past nine years, I have lost my: Husband of 29 years, Father in law, Mom, favorite Auntie, Brother in Law, dearest Mother in law and Sister. Also …

No tears of grief after 3 months?  
I still have not cried. It is almost 3 months- I feel sad but not devastated. I went to bereavement class and felt weird since everyone seemed way more …

Widow on wrong path? 
My friend recently like 4 months ago lost husband after 1 yr battle with cancer. This was a very devoted loving couple. her forties, she has …

Should I attend my ex-husband's father's funeral? 
My ex-husband's father passed away and I am unsure if I should attend the funeral (I'm not able to go to visitation.) My ex-husband and I have been split …

How Do I Move On from Grief? 
I feel like I'm stuck. How do I shake this feeling like I'm depressed? I want to crawl under a rock and not come out.

Did I just experience grief overload? 
I'll try to keep this short. I'm a 31 year old male. Marine, college educated, have a lot going for me. I've been dealing with some pretty bad depression …

Forum Questions about Grief after Suicide 
My partner committed suicide in our home on 7/1 2017 following an argument during which I left the house. I feel so responsible and feel that had I stayed …

Forum Questions about Loss of Life Partner 
Hello I lost my husband Nov 2015 to terrible lung cancer. He was only 62. We have one son. My husband went 18 months and got better than worse back …

Forum Questions about Loss of a Child Grief 
Hi, Thank you for creating this page! I lost my 19 yrs old son to cancer 9 months back. He was in college when diagnosed and we brought him home and …

Forum Questions about the Grief of Multiple Losses 
Yes, but here I am feeling sorry for myself because my only surviving daughter is leaving home in a few days. Why? Because she has to as she is 27 …

Forum Questions about Grieving the Loss of a Parent 
My mother died on the 27th December 2013 of heart failure. She was on antibiotics for an infection and seemed OK, but soon fell ill rapidly and was taken …

Forum Questions about Grief for Loss of Health 
Thank you for your careful thoughts. I appreciate how understanding you are after a loss. I am considering my father-in-law's approach to death and …

More General Grief Questions from our Readers 
A friend of mine lost her son a few months ago. She doesn't seem to be coping very well at all. I tried to get her to see someone, but she says she doesn't …

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