Our expert says:
Normal people react to loss and grief in many different and normal ways. Some reat, as you describe, with the safety-catch on, with minimal emotion, and much emotional control. And yet they may let go of their grief after a less intensely personal and complex loss, such as that of a pet.
Where this can occasionally become a problem is if that freezing of emotions becomes a habit, and starts to be applied to other situations in which one's emotions are necessary and useful. In such a case, working for a whil with a pschotherapist / counsellor, could be useful
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