What can make it messy is our relationships and our attachment style.
For some who experienced healthy attachments as a child, it may feel like a mild winter, some cold days, but knowing spring will come.
For others with a challenging attachment style, their grief could be like a cold, bitter, winter, where they may feel isolated by layers of snow, becoming frozen and numb with no end in sight.
With support you notice the snow is beginning to melt. Every now and then there is a warm breeze and you begin to thaw out, signaling that spring is on its way.
The Grieving Process
The grieving process takes time to explore and work through all the layers and come to a place of peace. Through this process your uniqueness can be embraced.