When grieving we need to face our grief and mourning not avoid it or pretend it is not there. This can lead to complicated grief.
The article, “Good Grief: Stoicism and Avoidance Won’t Help” by Patrick O’Donnell states
“Grief can wash over you like a tsunami or strike in a series of smaller, insistent waves that wear you down like the ocean tumbling rocks into sand. It can express itself as depression, anger, sorrow or numbness.”
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