Recovery stage of grief

Sense of normality

The final step in recovering from the death of a loved one is to feel a sense of normality is returning to your life.

When you can begin once again to take a little pleasure in normal day to day life you are on the final road to recovery.

Whilst, you will continue to have bouts of sadness and loneliness, these feelings will be increasingly less acute and overwhelming.

At this stage, in the grieving process it is normal to feel a sense of relief particularly if your loved one died after an extended period of ill health.

Although the feelings of acute sadness and desolation that you felt in the early stages should lessen over an extended period of time, sometimes this doesn’t happen.

In this case, it is important to talk to your GP or a bereavement counsellor who will be able to help.