This chapter discusses normal grief and the so-called minefield after the death of a loved one. It describes the case of Joanne, who lost her son Randy. The chapter explains that at the moment a person learns of the death of a loved one, he or she enters an emotional minefield in which each mine is a flood of feelings, either expressed or unexpressed. The chapter suggests that it is possible to lessen the emotional stress following the death of a loved one by preparing for known triggers, and by knowing that there will be surprise mines now and again.
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