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There is ample information today on the process of grieving. All you have to do is pick up any book and therein you will find instructions and a schedule for grieving.
Some information can bring clarity to the grieving process; too much information brings only confusion. This confusion can add unnecessary weight to your grief.
The sole authority concerning your grief is you. No one else can experience your grief. No one else can walk in your shoes. Others can have empathy and sympathy to some degree, but the grief is yours, only you know the depth and pain of it.
If you, in your grief, are able to function with the affairs of daily living, then you are doing okay. Grief is now part of your life. The pain will lessen with time and life will continue, as it should. Your grief, your sense of loss will always be with you.