Chapter 1: Triggers of grief

Key ideas

  • Some common situations can trigger a wave of strong feeling or anxiety.
  • Triggers can be sights, sounds, smells, objects, events, places or people.
  • These strong waves of grief will lessen over time.
  • People in grief usually find they must balance their time between facing their loss and taking a break from grieving.
  • You may find that you go back and forth between grief and rebuilding your life.