How long will it last?

People often expect to be back to normal after just a few weeks or months, and others might expect this of you too. Try to be patient with yourself.

Many people are hard on themselves, thinking things like: “I should be over this by now.” Grief is very individual, however, and there is no set time frame. Giving yourself time to mourn is the best way to heal.

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