Grief and mourning are the same experience
Grief is the internal thoughts and feelings we experience when someone we love dies. Mourning, on the other hand, is taking the internal experience of grief and expressing it outside ourselves.
The pain will go away faster if you ignore it
Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing will only make it worse in the long term. For real healing, it is necessary to face your grief and actively deal with it.
It’s important to be “be strong”in the face of loss
Feeling sad, frightened, or lonely is a normal reaction to loss. Crying doesn’t mean you are weak. You don’t need to “protect” your family or friends by putting on a brave front. Showing your true feelings can help them and you.
If you don’t cry, it means you aren’t feeling sorrow
Crying is a normal response to sadness, but it is not the only one. Those who do not cry may feel the pain just as deeply as others. They may simply have other ways of showing it.
Grief should last about a year
There is no specific time frame for grieving to begin or end. How long it takes can differ from person to person.