Sadness and grief is a part of the human condition. We are all going to experience it, so what do we do, how do we react when hits with this sometimes unexpected news?
I first experienced grief at 14, (family friend) but again at 19 (brother). My brother's death was akin to somebody pulling the rug out from underneath me, and so, I know the different stages of grief and the massive impact that it can have on our lives.
I can tell you this succinctly grief will;
challenge who you are - and who you think you are.
show you your weaknesses and strengths.
reveal your true friends .
change your life and how you view things & may lead you towards a pathway of seeking answers, of the deep and meaningful kind.