Our expert says:
There is no definite answer to that, and anyone who gives you one, has never grieved nor known anyone who has.
It depends on you and the person, and your relationship ( sometimes its worse after an ambivalent relationship than a steadily good one, for instance ); on how they died ( its more difficult when its unexpected, violent, and where you have some reason, logical or illogical, to blame yourself ).
In the best circumstances its at least 6 to 9 months, but some aspects of the Grief Work take years
If it's especially hard for you, consider seeing a counsellor with some experience in this area, to help make the process more productive.
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