Grief is to loss, what bleeding is to a wound.
The bleeding allows the wound and the pain to rid itself of harmful things, like bacteria and germs. If it didn’t expel this bad blood, it may immobilize the person. Bleeding is a process, as is grief, which hurts. It can allow for healing.
Do not push yourself to heal. Just like a wound, if you don’t properly let it sit, process and strengthen, it cannot heal. There is no time limit. There are no “shoulds.” Just breathe.
And remember every person heals differently.