The loss of a loved one is one of life's most challenging and emotionally painful events. The mourning period often includes a wide variety of physical and/or psychological changes, and there's no precise way to determine when they might occur or how long they might last. During this difficult time, there is a vital need for informational support and personal guidance. The healing process can then begin once these needs are adequately addressed. Moreover, attempting to ignore the profound effects of the bereavement process will only increase the pain and anxiety experienced.
Dealing with Death is a collective diary of my experiences after losing my wife after 40 years of marriage. Over the past several years, I have made the details of my journey through grief available to patients in my practice who have been similarly affected by a loss. The wonderful responses and favorable feedback prompted me to make this guide available for anyone who must navigate this most difficult period.