A short, simple, practical book for those who have suffered a bereavement, and those who care for them. Bereavement is as old as human life and an experience thousands encounter every day. We may have had the opportunity to prepare for the death of someone but we cannot fully anticipate how we will grieve. We face changes and experience feelings we may not have known before. Understanding what is happening to us and to those around us, especially in the early days, can be crucial for our coping and recovery. This book offers help with that understanding, providing support, explanation and comfort. It is for all who are bereaved and for those who care for them.