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    Grieving a significant loss takes time. Depending on the circumstances of your loss, grieving can take weeks to years. Ultimately, passing through the major stages of grieving helps you gradually adjust to a new chapter of your life.Becoming aware of a lossFull awareness of a major loss can happen suddenly or over a few days or weeks. While an expected loss (such as a death after a long illness) .

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    Take pride in your efforts. Being a caregiver is not easy, and those who do it are special. Following the tips for caregiving can help you feel good about yourself and the care you provide. Remember:Care for your own needs first. Your physical and mental health depend on it. Give yourself as much special attention as you give the person you care for.Help the person you care for to be independent.

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