Chapter 3: Common experiences

Key ideas

  • Though you will grieve in your own way, you will share common feelings, thoughts, and stories with others who have been through the death of someone close.
  • Unexpected events, places, people, and objects can trigger deep feelings of grief. It is helpful to remember that this is normal and to be expected.
  • Faith can provide comfort and strength, or it may be challenged by the death of someone important to you.
  • As you try to make sense of your loss, life may lose purpose and meaning for a while. This is normal.