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Without a sufficient period of grieving, the survivor of a close partnership can become ill. Widows seem to show an increased tendency to develop breast cancer and widowers to have heart attacks. A grieving person should be offered help, comforted and supported by friends and relatives. You should let the process of grieving follow its course though it may take many months. You may feel a need to talk again and again about what has happened; perhaps feel guilt for what you did or did not do and anger at your loss. Remember happy times and shared achievements. Look at photographs and other mementos that remind you of the value of the life that has ended. Coming to terms with the permanence of loss is at the heart of grieving. Counselling can play a significant role here.
Anger, shock, weepy, hysteria, irritation, loniness and guilt.
Doctors recognise that grief is normal after loss of someone that we love. Any therapy that attempts to deny or avoid the process of mourning is likely to result in long-term, health-threatening problems for the bereaved.