Grief is not always an image of someone crying alone in bed. Grieving is not always done in therapy or with loved ones. Sometimes feelings of grief strike in a business conference or when meeting with clients. Sometimes it’s in the middle of a crowded store or bus. Grief does not have rules and it does not have a timeline.
Grief hurts. Whether it’s the loss of a person, the loss of self, the loss of a relationship/a house/a job/an opportunity, etc. it can hit you at any time without warning. It can be years after the loss. Yes, it hurts. Yes, it’s normal. And yes, you will heal.