When we talk about grief, many assume grief is experienced within a stereotypical situation, often not noting nuance and special circumstance. In addition to believing grief is a terrible tiger to be tamed, grief is also a trigger for other issues. Consider those in recovery, those brave souls who navigate day-to-day living while dealing with the constant striving to remain sober.
Please take some time to consider this post from Bicycle Health: How to Cope with Grief During Recovery.
Sending good thoughts for a hopeful New Year.