Mid-life Crisis

Shock A feeling of numbness, that it can't really be true
Disorganisation Being unable to get even simple everyday tasks done
Denial Refusal to acknowledge the death
Depression This includes feelings of both desolated pining, and of despair
Guilt People often blame themselves for things which have happened, even when such guilt is unreasonable
Anxiety or panic The complexity of feelings is so strong and so unlike normal everyday behaviour that the person becomes anxious about going mad
Aggression Hostility and anger often results from bereavement
Resolution A form of acceptance which begins to emerge as the worst ofthe grief dies down
Re-integration The person begins to re-organise their new life

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