Demand bite-sized pieces.
When sitting down and confronting your grief head on, you’ve got to go piecemeal. Let me repeat: whole-hog is not an option.
Tackle one piece of your loss at a time. Chew on it a painful while…
Allow that pain to become a digestible part of you. Little by little, tear by tear, the grief will lessen.
Patience is demanded, my friends.
Patience and a bulk-load of Kleenex. (Oh, and avoiding mirrors for a spell might prove handy, too.)