It’s Okay To Feel What You Feel
First and foremost, allow yourself to feel what you feel. It’s okay to cry, it’s alright to be angry, and it’s even acceptable to celebrate what you once had in your life and show gratitude for that opportunity, thing, or being. Embrace every emotion you feel because it’s going to be a wild ride that will take you through immensely complex feelings you didn’t even know you were or could experience. It’s your body, your heart, and your mind, and each one has unique feelings that contribute to how you will handle your grief and work through it.
Allow the pain to move through you and go through each phase of grief. Embrace the pain and surround it with love. It sounds like a cliche, but by having a more open response to your feelings, it will help you heal faster with a clearer understanding of your loss, which may help you in the future when you cope with similar situations in the future. Also, remember to be kind to yourself and allow this natural process to take over. Rushing through different stages will only hinder your healing and leave you feeling overwhelmed, and often not truly dealing with the loss and moving on with your life.