Coping with the loss of a loved one is probably the most public performance we shall ever put on, for which we have had no prior preparation. Whether it’s the death of a spouse or the loss of a child, we come to it without rehearsal or training, all eyes upon us. We become the central figure on the stage of life, playing the lead role in a drama for which we have no aptitude and no liking. We have been thrust into this role; forced to play this part. And even while our grief, loss, and bereavement wrap themselves heavy upon us, others look to us to see if they can learn from our experience.
Bereavement After the Death of a Loved One
A multi-published author since 1983, with commissions from Hodder & Stoughton plus a Sunday Times No. 4 Bestseller, Mel Menzies has written under several noms-de-plume. An inspirational speaker with a lifetime of rich and painful experiences to draw on, she lives in England. Through her website and blog, An Author’s Look at Life www.melmenzies.co.uk, she offers resources to inform, inspire and encourage in all walks of life.