Losing a loved one can be tough and getting over it a process, but I’ve always wondered just how long should that process last. Everyone grieves in…

Losing a loved one can be tough and getting over it a process, but I’ve always wondered just how long should that process last. Everyone grieves in their own way, even when it appears that they don’t at all, though is there such a thing as taking it too far. Extortion may be a bit strong but the things that a person in grief can get away with can be unbelievable at times, whether it be bursts of inappropriate emotion or a super-expensive gift or two. I don’t like stubbing toes on this issue but I think that there is a time where enough is enough, if not for your own sake but for the sake of others that are there trying to comfort you. Though grieving for extended periods of time may be comforting I don’t think that it can give that fearful sense of closure that we all need at one point or another. Also, you may keep more friends that way; the faster you can overcome your grief the faster you can be with your friends, without that bit of secret bit of resentment that creeps into the relationship during the time. Have any of you been on either side of a long period of grieving?
-Eric