Everyone grieves differently. However, there are some misconceptions about dealing with grief that—when believed and accepted—can do us more harm than good. One of those misconceptions is the belief that pain will go away faster if you simply push it down or ignore it.
While it may seem like it works at first, the truth is that this only compounds those emotions, tucking them away for later. The only way to truly get over the grieving process is to work through it.
Another myth is the idea that being “strong” in the face of a loss means not allowing yourself to cry, feel upset, or show vulnerability. This is neither strong nor healthy. It takes courage to deal with difficult emotions, such as those we experience when we lose something or someone we value.
There are multiple stages to grief, and no set timeline that it takes to get through it. What matters is that you take the time to need to process your emotions in a healthy way.