You are in mourning—feeling grief and sorrow at the loss. You may feel guilty for being the one who is still alive. People who are grieving often cry easily and can have: In addition to dealing with feelings of loss, you also may need to put your own life back together. This can be a sign of serious depression and anxiety.
At some point, you may even feel angry at your spouse for leaving you. Talk with your doctor if sadness keeps you from carrying on with your day-to-day life.
You will know you are feeling better when there are more good days than bad.
Support may be available until you can manage the grief on your own.
In the beginning, you may find that taking care of details and keeping busy helps.
For a while, family and friends may be around to assist you.
But, there comes a time when you will have to face the change in your life.