Becoming single again after losing a partner can be very difficult. Bereavement is a sad time of life that can leave you feeling emotionally drained and directionless. Finding a way to pick up the pieces and start again isn't easy - but on the Single Living website you'll find plenty of useful advice and information, as well as fascinating articles.

How to cope with bereavement

One of the most important things to do at this time is to fight the urge to become introspective and cut yourself off from the world. You need to find ways to deal with your situation, draw a line under the past and move forward. Single Again can provide you with plenty of help and support. See Recover, Rebuild and Relaunch for practical advice on how to do this.

If possible, surround yourself as much as possible with friends and family who offer you positive support and advice. In addition there are organisations who can help: Cruse, Marie Curie and others. See The Singles Directory for details.

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