'Grief' is the word we use to describe the feelings and reactions that we have when we lose someone we care about, or something we value. Grief affects everyone, it is the universal reaction to loss. It is painful and stressful, but also natural, normal and necessary.
There are no right or wrong reactions to death. We all need to grieve in our own way and in our own time. For some this might mean crying, for others not. For some this is likely to take months and years, for others not. Reactions and feelings can change from hour to hour, and day to day. Some days are good while others are bad; some days you'll be up and others down.
Over time the emotional swings will lessen in intensity as you learn to adapt to your changed circumstances, but to begin with it can be hard. Talking can help you find your way through the painful and otherwise lonely process of grieving.
As a trained bereavement counsellor I am aware of the issues involved with grief and mourning, therefore if you need someone to help you to work through your feelings then contact me.