Is it normal to dream about people who are recently dead?

A friend died at the age of 29 a few weeks ago. Last night i had a dream that i left her funeral, drove home, answered my door and he was standing there. It didn't click in my head that she was dead and i let her in. She sat in the kitchen talking with my housemate. I walked out and it clicked, I just saw her casket closed, how could this be? I walked in and saw she was wearing the same sweater and skirt as in her casket and she was barefoot with her toes covered in dirt...What does this mean?

Is It Normal?
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  • This has happened to me every time someone close has died.. A vivid dream of them alive in the week or two after. I think it's an essential part of the process.

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  • I once dreamed of myself standing at the top of a staircase, and seeing my paternal grandmother walking up the stairs then I remembered, and said to her, "you're dead". I don't recall anything else about the dream.

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  • Yes, it's normal and quite common. Important events are very likely to figure in our dreams, and few events mark us more than the death of the people we care about.

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  • Yes it's normal. It's perhaps your brain's way of trying to cope with the recent loss.

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  • All dreams are normal. I don't know what yours means, but you can try googling it.

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