The short answer is the pain of loss never ends. It only changes and gets different over time. The pain though, is still there and very real. It may become less raw, less “bring you to your knees” painful. But it will still be there. You can’t erase it. And that is o.k. There is no time frame to be over a death. And don’t ever let anyone tell you that there is.
In the process of grieving and loss, honor your loved one. Acknowledge those moments when their memory suddenly hits you or they come to you in dreams. When you smell a scent that you associated with them or pennies from heaven or a feather……………all of those things are them telling you that they are still with you. It’s totally not the same as when they were physically present. But they are still present. Their energy is still with you. Only the vessel has departed.
Sending peace to you in this journey.