When she lost her mom suddenly to cancer – it was 13 days from diagnosis to death – the rawness of grief hit her hard.
It was a lonely experience, says writer Bridget McNulty, but she learnt a lot about the process of bereavement and eventually realised that grief isn’t something to “get over”. Rather, it’s a loss to honour and live with.
Here is an extract from The Grief Handbook: A Guide Through the Worst Days of Your Life, which she wrote to help others navigate this uniquely difficult time. The book is a combination of her personal experience, expert psychological insights and practical advice.