All those feelings listed above? That’s how I felt when my mother died in 2019, coming soon after my father passed away the year before. It’s how I felt when I lost my first baby at 24 weeks. Which means I have a pretty firm handle on grief in its many guises.
I remember feeling excessively angry about little things at times. It wasn’t until my teenage daughter said, “Why are you getting so cross about this? It’s not that deep!” that I realised it was grief playing out.
And with time, understanding and loving support, I’m coming back to myself too.