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  • Loss of wife Jill April 2024



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    Have found much information on the six stages of grief (Dr David Kessler) and seen some of his videos. Have also talked to senior nurses (gp practice and Rowans Living Well Centre) what I need is what to do now, what strategies to reduce the mental anguish these steps are not very explicit. Nice chats but look after yourself is a bit vague to me. Any helpful advice welcome.

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    Hello Boyart23,

    We’re sorry to read about the recent loss of your wife, Jill.

    Thank you for sharing the six stages of grief with others here on our Online Community. It’s positive to hear that you’ve had a nice chat with the senior nurses. Are they aware of any support available local to you?

    Grief is a completely natural way to respond to the death of someone important to you. There's no right or wrong way to grieve and it feels different for everyone.

    We have some information on our website that you may wish to take a look at about the physical symptoms of grief.

    Grieving can be painful because losing someone important to you can be very distressing and can come with some powerful emotions. Over time the grief and pain you feel will usually become less strong. 

    You mentioned what strategies there are to support you and how you’re feeling. Does anyone have any strategies or things that supported them in the past that they can share with Boyart23?

    We have some information on looking after yourself when you’re grieving. Click here to read more

    This may include:

    • getting out for a walk in the morning or evening
    • leaving the house, even if it's just to go for a coffee
    • meditation or breathing exercises.
    • doing something creative, like colouring or drawing

    If you would like to speak to someone about how you’re feeling, our Online Community and Support Line are here for you. We also have trained bereavement support volunteers who can offer up to six sessions of support over the phone. Click here if you would like to find out more about our Bereavement Support Service.

    Take care,

    Bye for now,


    Marie Curie Online Community Team

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