Myth about grief:
“The pain will go away fast If I ignore it”
The fact is, if you continuously ignore your emotions rather than dealing with it head on, it can make the situation much worse and will take a toll on your mental health.
When dealing with sadness/grief, it is vital to cater to your needs as much as possible. This doesn’t mean dropping every responsibility, however, finding time to have your own peace can go a long way.
there is no “normal” timetable for grieving
Grieving should not be rushed, however, grief for longer than 6 months would be considered severe and counseling would be recommended.
HOW TO DEAL WITH IT:
Acknowledge your pain.
Accept that grief can trigger many different and unexpected emotions.
Understand that your grieving process will be unique to you.
Seek out face-to-face support from people who care about you.
Support yourself emotionally by taking care of yourself physically.