How to deal with the grief of losing a spouse

Grieving is different for every individual.

The five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) only serve as guidelines for support and do not occur in a linear order, says clinical therapist Lori Shifrin.

Read: SA author offers comfort to families grieving the loss of a child

The bereaved should find support from other loved ones in order to deal with the administrative and logistical matters, Shifrin advises.

It's important to get friends and family on board that can support you through it.

Lori Shifrin, Clinical Social Worker And Wellness Therapist

It's hard to think straight.

Lori Shifrin, Clinical Social Worker And Wellness Therapist

Dealing with things like funerals and other can interrupt the grieving process and push the emotional side out.

Lori Shifrin, Clinical Social Worker And Wellness Therapist

Listen to her expert advice on coping with bereavement:


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