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Resolution

This is the stage when the bereaved come to terms with, accept and adapt to
the loss. They may still feel pangs of grief prompted by a photograph or a
particular memory, but can begin to enjoy good memories too. In no sense is
the loved one now forgotten, but the pain has lessened.

Bereavement is not as tidy as these steps suggest, because the reactions of
human beings are complex. But one thing is certain: if we were newly bereaved
and went to sleep for two years, we wouldn’t wake up to find ourselves in the
resolution stage without having passed through the pain of the others. Time by
itself that is the great healer, but the passing of time brings the opportunity
to grieve and come through the ordeal.