The only certainty about grief is the uncertainty. It can hit people at any time, for a long time. Every one of us will manage our grief in a uniquely individual way. Research has shown that it can take more than two years for people to feel ready to move forward with their lives following bereavement, and that women, on average, grieve for longer than men.
It’s important to know that help is at hand. Many organisations offer support to people who have suffered bereavement; it can include counselling, information and advice, or practical support.
If you, or someone you know, might benefit from support, why not contact one of these organisations?