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  • Adam Bartsch

The First Two Weeks After the Death of a Loved One

There are no certainties in life other than death. It is odd then, that most of us are ill-prepared for our own death, as well as the death of a loved one or dear friend. Grief becomes our companion, but takes its own course mostly beyond our control. Our life is put on pause as we temporarily step outside the current of everyday routines and events. A feeling of singularity and remoteness grips us as we come to terms with the new reality. Meanwhile, the rest of the world continues without hesitation, as though nothing happened — and yet everything has changed. These conflicting sensations make the first two weeks after a death particularly painful and difficult, sometimes the most stressful period of our lives.

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2017 - 06, First Two Weeks After a Death
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