What have you been doing that's been working? I'm interested in hearing from you.
Your post is a huge question and though, thankfully my wife is alive, I have lost very dear people in my life.
In family, we lost both of my grandparents within two days. They were like parents to us all, and we honor them by carrying on the live they raised us to live.
We all talk on their birthdays and anniversary. And we tell funny stories that always seem to keep their spirits near.
I also have funny pictures of them around my home. I want to remember them as they lived, and not how they died.
Connie555, I can't imagine what it would be like to lose my spouse, but I can imagine how she'd want me to live.
I hope this helps and please share what you are doing to cope. I'd love to learn from you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.