To grief is okay. To cry is fine.
To breakdown is human.
Do not try to suppress the heartbreak merely because of the fear of being judged.
And on the other hand, let people grief.
Let them to let go off their loss one step at a time. Don’t tell them it happens. Don’t tell them to shut down and go with the flow. Don’t tell them time is the best healer.
Why? Because the moth needs to burn to feel peace. The sky needs to pour down to see the rainbow. The flower needs to wilt to blossom again.
Mothers! Teach your daughters about lowering the guards of being perfect.
Fathers! Teach your son how to cry.