What is grief in relation to love?
Quite often when people think of love they think of hearts, warmth and good things, but love is far more complicated than just that.
When you open yourself up to love, you also open yourself up to a wide range of emotions. One of those is grief. Grief can only exist where loved lived first.
You must have loved someone deeply to grieve their loss so intensely. When someone we love dies, grief takes over but the love for them continues on.
When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind.
Grief is really just love. It's all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.
Underneath the stress, frustration, anger, disappointment, despair, loneliness, guilt and sorrow - there is love. It may take a while to find it, but it is there.