Grieving the loss of a loved one is a journey and each persons journey is their own.

 
There is no right way or wrong way to grieve, and no time limit.  
The phrase “Time heals all wounds”, is WRONG.
 
Time may never fill that emptiness caused by the loss of someone, but it can and will lessen.
 
Grieving the loss of a loved one is a journey towards healing.  The beginning stages will be very difficult, that it will feel impossible to see ahead.  Overtime, the journey becomes a little bit easier and healing will begin.
 
Grieving people need a lot of support. People are afraid to mention our loved ones name, share memories but these are the things we want from everyone.  Speak their names, share their memories, share their stories.  Even though the feelings will never disappear, we don’t want their memories to as well.
 
When we communicate with each other, we connect with our loved ones.  We want to keep our love for them alive.  Grief is love with no place to go.
 
Some people start to feel better weeks or months after the passing of a loved one. Others, the grieving process could be years.  The most important thing you can do is be patient with yourself and let it unfold naturally.  Feeling sad, frightened, or lonely is a normal reaction to loss.  Crying doesn’t mean you are weak.  You don’t need to hide it from family or friends by putting on a brave face.  Showing your true feelings can all of you.  Just because someone doesn’t cry. does not mean they do not care.  The may feel the pain just as deeply as other. They simply have other ways of showing it.
 
 
If you do not have someone you feel like you can lean on, talk to a mental health professional right away.  They are there to help you.