It is hard to come to terms with the loss of a loved one.
There can be so much change in our life and once all the turmoil of the funeral is over you may suddenly be on your own trying to adjust. It can help to talk it through with someone who understands the range of emotions you may go through, including anger and resentment, as well as the expected grief and sadness. Sometimes this can be made even more difficult to deal with if your relationship was not easy or had changed in recent years.
Sometimes this can be made even more difficult to deal with if your relationship was not easy or had changed in recent years and unfinished business stays with you. Therapy can support you to acknowledge how you feel and process your emotions.
Facing your own death can be devastating; worrying about any treatments for your illness, drug side effects, as well as facing death itself; leaving loved ones and concerns about how they will cope without you. Perhaps you have spiritual questions, or perhaps you have never considered your own beliefs. It can be a relief to talk things through with someone who is not close to you – so you can say all the things you need to say without worrying about their reaction.