Our expert says:
I'm so sorry for your loss, Mo. It is entirely understandable that your wife is crying everyday after such a tragic loss; this does not necessarily mean that she needs counselling. As you describe it, it sounds like she is having a normal response to a tragic event and needs time to heal; most of us have a natural ability to survive/heal from trauma. Such pain can be very difficult for a loved one to witness, and particularly as you are likely to be trying to cope with your own pain! You are permitted to grieve too and I think that you BOTH need support from friends, family, colleagues, and if need be, health professionals at this time.
Of course people's responses to grief can vary, but it possible that such a loss can leave us feeling quite lost and confused because one's ability to live day-to-day can be lost temporarily - I think that this can be normal and can heal in time. If, however, you are worried that her response is greater than would be expected, or if she shows no sign of regaining some level of functioning in a few weeks, perhaps it would be worth getting in touch with your local GP, clinic, or whoever she has had recent medical contact with (e.g. midwife, gynaecologist) to ask for advice and possibly a local counsellor.
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