How do you explain to someone else what you’re feeling when you’re grieving? I’ve found myself at a loss for words during this time. It’s like I’ve frozen this vocabulary that has, on occasion, driven people to tears or to laughter.

And since I can’t deal with my own grief, I don’t seem to be able to deal with the grief of my family. We all seem to go around acting as if we’re not in pain. As if my father didn’t just pass away.

We’re all ignoring it.

A piece of advice that really stuck with me is from ehow’s “How to Comfort a Grieving Person“:

There is no ‘correct’ amount of time to mourn a loss. The grieving period varies with the individual.

I would add that there is no “correct” way to mourn.

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