I cried for 2 years after an ending. Giving myself space changed everything. If we were honest about things, we would cry more and heal more. Grief wouldn't be in five specific stages that we hope to move through as quickly as possible, or prayed away. Grief would be an emotion, fully felt for however many months and years it takes to heal a broken heart. Because that's what love does. Feeling is the only way we let go and grow.