Chapter 1: Triggers of grief
Family reminders of the person who died
I see my husband's smile on my son's face. I'm happy to see that something of my husband survives in my son, but it causes me a lot of pain.
Sometimes the trigger is a group of people - for example, a family dinner. Even if you used to love family get-togethers, they can now trigger grief.
Do you need to give yourself more time before you re-engage with family?
Do you need to find the courage to show up?
With time, these triggers can become reminders of comfort and connection.