Losing a spouse has a significant impact on the surviving spouse’s life. For the survivor, the world that they knew has changed, and the change was not welcome. Adjusting to the loss of a spouse is fraught with intense emotions, loneliness, and foreign thoughts and feelings that alienate one from the person they were. Though one might feel they are “losing it”, these reactions are a normal part of the grieving process. For more on coping after the loss of a spouse click on the link below.