A Difficult, Insightful Journey
You’ve lost a loved one, someone very dear to you. Please accept our condolences. No words can alleviate your pain, but we’re here to help you through the first 30 days of your grief. You’re more resilient than you think: Though you may never cease to feel the loss of your loved one, you can emerge from your grief a stronger person with positive memories to cherish.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve. In addition to great pain and sadness, you may experience some indecisiveness, guilt and fear. Even those who consider themselves level-headed and composed may feel lost and confused about what they can, need or want to do during the grieving process.
However, you can also expect the support of those who love you, fond memories of the one you lost and a sense of gratitude for having known your loved one while he or she was living.
Grief is a very personal journey that’s full of so many emotions, thoughts and realities—each as unique as each individual. Only you will know what’s right for you. The First30Days community will be here to share information on how to navigate the fog of shock; show new ways to lean on the friends and family around you; provide practical tips on taking care of yourself during this time; and impart inspiration to help you move forward.
Take time for yourself today: Take emotional stock and decide what you’re ready or not ready to do. Your feelings may change from day to day, and that’s natural. Most importantly, be kind to yourself and acknowledge your emotions.