When is grief abnormal?

When is your grief crippling?  What’s normal and what’s not?

If you are at the beginning, it’s crippling. Period. You can barely get out of bed and function and you feel like you are in a fog. That’s normal.

What if you still visit your child’s grave 30 years after she died? Or you still talk to your child and cry about the loss decades later? Your brain still foggy after a year? All normal.

What if soon after, you get angry and want to throw things? Anger is a natural part of grief. So that’s not unusual.

Grief is …