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Grief and the Six-Month Anniversary

Sometimes the grief was so intense I literally could not breathe; it felt like something was physically pressing on my chest. Today, on the six-month anniversary of my mother's death, the anguish is slowly, almost imperceptibly, shifting into a lower gear.

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Stephen Colbert, Grief Therapist

"I’ve always liked that phrase 'He was visited by grief,'" says Stephen Colbert. "Grief is its own thing. It’s not like it’s in me and I’m going to deal with it. It’s a thing, and you have to be okay with its presence."