I'm a widow. Will I ever be able to have an intimate relationship again?
Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng answers your sex questions
Q: My partner passed away about a year ago and I am struggling to move on. Can you help?
A: Losing someone we love is one of the hardest things we have to face in life.
As the living partner, you may have an ongoing relationship and deep bond with the deceased partner for years, and that relationship remains a central aspect of your life.
The stages of grief are understood to be:
Shock, disbelief, numbness