It is also very important to make sure you have a support system, as no one should be expected to grieve alone. Reach out to friends and family; don’t wait for them to come to you. Talk to people about your feelings, and ask them for practical assistance if you need it: cleaning the house, looking after the kids, preparing meals, etc. You may also find comfort in attending support groups and grief meetings, where you can express your grief openly to others who have experienced loss. While most support groups provide emotional counseling, newer approaches like Lyn Prashant’s “ Degriefing ” program offer both physical and emotional therapy. Research services in your area and find one that works for you.