Life is never the same from that moment you hear any bad news. The loss of a person, pet, home, relationship—all can be life altering. Finding out how to deal with life in a new way, in a “new normal,” is the reality of the situation. There is no one right way to grieve. Everyone goes through it differently, and nobody can tell you how to grieve.
Nobody can understand what you are going through, and nobody can understand the relationship you had with that person. Life will never be the same. You don’t have that person to call when you have a question anymore. They are no longer there to share your funny inside jokes with anymore.
It’s Ok Not to Cry was written to help others who have gone through a loss. It is not all seriousness and tears. Hopefully it will leave you with a smile.