A new year for people who have lost a loved one can be tough. Make a commitment this year to stop comparing your grief to other people’s grief. Stop comparing how you are managing (or not) your symptoms of grief. Your grief is your own. When we compare, we evaluate and critique. Something is less than or more or not enough or abnormal. Generally, comparing is not a compassionate exercise. So, be kind to your own experience of loss and work on not comparing. See what happens and how you feel.