Grief is a reaction to any form of loss – divorce or relationship breakdown for instance. Bereavement refers specifically to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one. One of the many challenges associated with grieving the loss of a loved one, whether to death or the dissolution of a relationship, is adjusting to the new reality of living in the absence of the loved one. This often requires developing a new routine, envisioning a new future, and even adopting a new sense of identity. A qualified counsellor can help you see your way through.