Our expert says:
COuld be Depression, or the normal but painful proceess of grief / bereavement, or a mixture of both. You mention your psychiatrist, so I hope I'm right in assuming that you are seeing a shrink and already under treatment. Groef often lasts 9 to 12 months, as does Depression. Depressions can recur, and in maybe 70 % of people who get one depression, there could be another in the future. But once you know what treatment works best for you, this can be started earlier if any further attack occurs, and work better in that way. And if it took a complex bereavement to set off your depression, maybe yoyur chances of a second depression may be a little lower.
As TW says, one does get over it, especially with the proper help, and even though at times this seems to be impossible, it does happen. And there's a shift from remembering the person with pain, to remembering them with happiness, for all the good things they were to you. Some men are uncomfortable when someone else expresses their emotion, and feel uneasy because they don't know what to do to help. Consider seeing a counsellor.
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