Living with loss
Somerset Life|October 2020
Living with loss
If you’re experiencing bereavement, don’t forget to be kind to yourself
Kate Jones

According to the charity Age UK, people are more likely to experience bereavement as they get older. It’s something the forums of Gransnet, an online community for the over 50s, seem to testify to, with different contributors sharing individual stories of loss.

“Early grief is like living in a parallel universe,” one poster, who lost their husband suddenly, wrote last year. “You go through the motions, but in reality, you are not really there. Your whole world has changed and facing that is not easy.”

Another poster, who had lost their adult daughter to cancer, wrote in January: “When people say they can’t imagine how it feels, they really can’t; I couldn’t have imagined such pain myself before.”


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October 2020