There are many types of losses in life and everyone responds to these uniquely.
In keeping with this there is little agreement amongst researchers about what is a “normal” length of time to feel the effects of grief. Whilst many people manage the difficulties associated with bereavement without turning to psychotherapy, for others it can provide support at a very difficult and painful time.
Psychotherapy does not to try and “fix” people’s grief, rather it provides the time and space to process the meaning of a person’s loss which in itself can provide much needed relief.
Read one person’s perspective on what he regards as important when trying to help someone who is bereaved.