It's been 2 years and 9 months since I lost my sweetheart. Although I don't cry every day anymore like I used to, he is still in my thoughts quite often. There are still moments when the loss feels as sharp and hot as when he first left here, and I cry until I can't anymore. Sometimes I talk myself down from the emotional upheaval to calm myself and to get myself back together. I know for me the bereavement goes on. I have put a wall up so I don't see it all the time, but the pain remains.