Grief, I’ve learned, is really love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot give. The more you loved someone, the more you grieve. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes and in that part of your chest that gets empty and hollow feeling. The happiness of love turns to sadness when unspent. Grief is just love with no place to go. - Jamie from http://allmylooseends.com/2014/03/lights-wink/
You were unsure which pain is worse - the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.
Say It Before You Run Out Of Time. Waiting Is A Mistake
The depression stage of grief is deep, raw, and might last longer than most people think it will. Turn to this infographic from a cremation center in St. Louis to learn more about the different stages of grief after loss.
It's okay to grieve. It's okay to know that you loved deeply and are hurting because the one you loved is no longer able to be here with you. Embrace grief as a sign of your great love. Feel all the emotions that come with grief, experience it in the waves that it comes, and know that one day it will be okay. If not right now, then soon. - read: http://livepurposefullynow.com/how-to-thrive-in-times-of-trouble/
This relates to the class because our textbook is about continuing bonds and I think it is important to understand the difference between getting over someone, and accepting the passing of a loved one. In an article called Ducking Grief in the New York Times it talks about a mother who lost a child/daughter and everywhere she went it reminded her of the lost of her daughter. The author goes to say, "They coexist within me, pleasure and sorrow, shaping who I am and how I see the world.”