Feeling lost after the funeral

Hi, My mum died on 7 th Feb, we had her funeral 2 days ago. I feel absolutely exhausted today and a little angry at the world, and just so so sad it’s hard to put into words, I just want to hibernate for a bit, wondering if this is normal ?! X


I’m sorry for your loss. I know just how you feel. I lost my husband in January and spent a monthplanning and arranging his funeral, so I could do him proud. The funeral was everything had hoped for, but for about 4 days after I felt so empty. I think I cried for most of those days. It was like we had the funeral and then there was nothing. It’s ok to feel like that, and it does get better. Just take it a day at a time, and you will get there.

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I think it’s very normal. My husband died in feb last year. The weeks leading up to the funeral were very busy but after I just felt lost. Everyone went home, things returned to ‘normal’ and I didn’t know what I was supposed to do. I was absolutely exhausted and I still feel wiped out at times now.
If you’re feeling tired have a sleep, do what you feel you need to because you’ve been through a lot xx

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Hi @Salsib
What you are feeling is absolutely normal as you’ll read time and again on here. Everyone is so different but we seem to go through a lot of common emotional and physical pain. Things definitely get better, but at the beginning of the grieving process/journey you feel like this is it forever. The thing to remember is take very small steps at a time, be extra kind to yourself and don’t try to rush your way through grief, it doesn’t work. Also let the tears flow if you need to. I’m starting to come out of hibernation after losing my mam on 15th January, it’s still really hard but I can see a little light at the end of the tunnel.
Hope this helps :heart:


@Salsib so sorry for your loss. My mum died on 5th February and since her funeral I’ve been the same… hoping that spring and sunshine will improve my mood

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