Our expert says:
Yes and no. Depending on a complex mix of factors, there can be a period of feeling relief following a death. But the progress of grief is rarely smmothly uphill. And of course it can become more complex - you find you're feeling better - then feel guilty and bad for feeling better, and so on. To family who haven't seen you in a while, you may well look great ( greater than they remember, greater than they expected ) but that's not a reliable guide to how you are or will be ! Just as you're cautious in accepting the apparent ease and smoothness so far, accept any bumps on the road, and any returns of sadness and bad feelings, as similar part of a more complex pattern.
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