Losing and coping with the loss of someone can be a painful experience for many. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. It is natural to become emotional during this period of time until you find yourself at the period of time to move on. Many may grieve over loss of health, retirement,
“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
....it never hurts less to lose someone so special. It's more difficult losing someone as an adult. I have to continue on as if everything is ok. When really all I want, is permission to fall apart for just a moment.
5 stages of grief by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. It's very interesting how we cope with grief and loss. It's important to note that the stages can overlap or go out of order, and we can return to stages we've been to before.
Coping With Loss: Is Your Reaction Normal? - River Cairn Counseling