This is something I have learned recently. If your loved one was never involved with hospice they will still offer you bereavment counseling and grief support groups. I had to get my dad into one quickly last week. He was very bad off. I was afraid I was going to loose him at the same time. He has a good guy helping him right now. He is very compassionate with my dad. He is doing better this week. Even though it has been a month ago my mom passed away. This week is going to be hard. I have to be strong for my dad, I can't cry in front of him. I have to wait till everyone leaves the house or I have to go drive and cry. People look at me funny when I am crying in the car to myself, but they don't understand. I miss talking with my mom cause she understood me oh so well at times. I am going through a situation right now with a friend, that doesn't understand that now is the time to try to talk with her father before anything happens to him. I told her she is going to be sorry for not trying to make the relationship right. Right now is the time to forgive him for what he may have done wrong to her. I tell her to spend time with each of her parents cause it may be the last time she sees them. But it goes in one ear and out the other. She doesn't realize when her mom passes she is only going to have her father. She is an only child between her mom and dad. Her dad has two other kids. But you know, it is hard to believe this right now. She is not the brightest crayon in the box either.