Grief affects everyone in very different ways.
This means that we have to learn to be caring, compassionate and kind to ourselves – and to others. Because grief can show up in a strange manner sometimes. Tears are the least strange – but what about when someone doesn’t or cannot cry? Is that a problem? Should something be done?
Particularly in these times when everyone the world over is experiencing innumerable losses, it is even more important to understand we are all grieving, in one way or another.
Take a look at the infographic of all the words associated with grief. You’ll see there are a myriad of emotions - and THEY ARE ALL OKAY. They are only NOT okay if you think they are not.
If you want to know more about grief, check out the first few chapters of Jane's book Gifted By Grief: A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth, which she wrote 3 years after the death of her husband. Within an engaging and inspiring story, it includes all kinds of nuggets to help you move through your grief.
Alternatively, I recommend reading The Grief Recovery Method. (I wish I had found this while I was grieving Philip. It is the only book I recommend about this).