Whatever type of loss you’ve suffered, there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness.
You cannot really be prepared on how to grieve/mourn your loss. When you lose somebody, how you respond to that is dependent on the relationship you had. Waves of grief may come and go over months or years. Sometimes, it may feel like the pain will never end.
Forgive yourself for the things you regret doing or saying to your loved one. Also forgive yourself for the things you regret not doing or saying. Processing the pain that comes with regrets and unfulfilled wishes can help you to focus more on the good memories.
When you are going through grief, allow yourself to feel your feelings. It helps you understand yourself better and how to navigate through the healing process. You start with shock and denial and then you end with acceptance. There is no perfect way to grieve. You never move on from grief, you just learn to move forward with it for the rest of your life.