When you're faced with death, all you may see is a blank wall in front of you. Looking beyond the event and imagining life without your loved one may feel extremely challenging. Your feelings may be so overwhelming that they cloud your view.
Certainly, life will never be the same, and you must learn to adjust to living with the absence. However, there's a brighter picture hiding behind that wall, which you'll eventually be able to see.
Have realistic expectations regarding your progress.Grieving takes time and energy. Pace yourself: set small goals and celebrate milestones. Expect challenges when special holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays roll around. But be ready to continue on your journey to recovery.