Coping with family conflicts following bereavement

I wrote recently about the loneliness of grief and how our friends may react. This article looks in more depth about family conflicts following bereavement. Our individuality is expressed in our relationships We are all so many people, aren’t we? Simultaneously perhaps a brother/sister, son/daughter, spouse, cousin, nephew/niece, aunt/uncle, grandparent/grandchild, friend/colleague, etc., etc. We have…

“I feel so alone in my grief.” – If this is you, read on…

“I didn’t know grief would be so lonely… I feel so alone in my grief.” – Is this something perhaps you have said or thought? If so, this article is for you. I hope you find it helpful. Life following bereavement can be more isolating and lonelier than many people expect. Here are a few…

Solitude in grief

The entrance to a rambling 135 hectare country park is just across the road from my home. Once inside, there are hills to climb with countryside views as far away as the neighbouring counties if the weather is fine; small lakes, open green spaces, winding paths and patches of forest. Birdsong in the mornings is…