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As Realization Of Death Takes Place

Following feelings of numbness and disbelief, you will begin gradually to realize or actualize that the loss is real and permanent. During these early days of bereavement, you will have a great need to "hold on" to the deceased. This "holding on" includes:



Vivid dreams involving the deceased are common occurrences in the early phases of the grieving process. You may also experience the feeling at various times that you are hearing or seeing the deceased - yet at the same time you realize that this is not actually so. These experiences can be very frightening and may cause you to ponder as to whether you are losing your mind. Be assured that these are normal occurrences and will diminish with time.

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