From Alan Wolfelt PhD:
"Seek reconciliation, not resolution.
Your journey will never truly end. People don't get over grief.
Reconciliation is a more appropriate term when the mourner moves forward in life without the physical presence of the person who died. Your feelings of loss don't disappear but they soften as you know the person who died will never be forgotten but that you can and will move forward in your life.
The pain of loss is an inherent part of life resulting from the ability to give and receive love.
As you do the work of mourning you will eventually demonstrate the serenity to become comfortable with the way things are rather than attempting to make things as they were."