Grief is a natural response to loss. The way we experience it and express our feelings about the death of someone close can be very individual. Each person’s journey through a difficult period may last from weeks or months. Some may be experiencing short spikes in moodiness that come at unexpected times. Meanwhile, others have more stable periods throughout their adjustment process. This doesn’t mean they’re better equipped.
There are no universal “stages” within grief – what affects one might not necessarily do so another. On the contrary, being expressive about it doesn’t always equal showing love!
There’s also no set time frame for grief. It could take years before you feel ready again.
Although sometimes these upsets occur suddenly when everything else seems to be going well. It is not unusual to experience grief in reaction to other losses. For example, a job change or retirement, the end of a relationship, or even moving to a new house.