Chapter 3: Common experiences
Small things trigger grief
Everyday experiences - such as hearing a favourite song or smelling a loved one's clothes - can cause a flood of deep grief.
Some people are suddenly struck by all the news stories about cancer and death. Others have trouble going near a hospital.
Events, places, people, and objects can unexpectedly bring strong feelings to the surface. It is helpful to remember that this is common.
For more information, see Module 4, Moving through grief; Module 5, Making sense of intense emotions and Module 6, Managing difficult situations.