Understanding Grief

Fog of the First Few Months

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Grief can be disorienting, especially early on. It’s hard to know what to expect and whether what you’re feeling is “normal.”

Understanding the grieving process may help you get a better handle on things. We have found that one model works particularly well in accounting for the challenges you may face as a widowed parent: The Dual Process Model of Coping and Bereavement.

The Dual Process Model was developed by Drs. Margaret Stroebe and Henk Schut, two researchers from the Netherlands. Let us introduce you to their work:

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