The death of someone close to you can be one of the hardest things you ever have to deal with. It is not something you can be good or bad at, you just have to deal with it as best you can.
How you deal with death is very personal and there is no formula. However, it can help to understand your feelings and know that they are normal.
Our Bereavement guide covers coping with a bereavement, dealing with grief and the importance of looking after yourself. It explains where you can get help with both the practical and emotional things you may be dealing with.
The Age Scotland Helpline
Our free 0800 12 44 222 helpline is a free, confidential phone service for older people, their carers and families in Scotland. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.