Grief is a strange beast – it affects no two people in exactly the same way. Sometimes I’ve found myself wondering if I’ve been grieving in the ‘right’ way. But, is there anyone that can actually tell me otherwise? I don’t think so – it’s a personal and individual process and, as I’ve found, I don’t have a consistent way of grieving myself anyway.
Of course, each time you grieve will be different. Your relationship to each person will be different, you’ll be at different points in your life, and you may be surrounded by different people in your life. Sometimes you may cope better than you expect to, and other times you may be hit hard and wonder if you’ll ever feel normal again.
I don’t think there’s a particular process I go through, but I guess if you asked me my best ways to cope, – or to start the healing process – there are a few things that I do which have worked well for me.
I get outside and go for a walk, on my own. I...