Cause or instance of sorrow or pain; that which afflicts or distresses; trial. (noun)
Examples of word grief
III. ii.43 (306, 6) [For life I prize it As I weigh grief which I would spare] _Life_ is to me now only _grief, _ and as such only is considered by me, I would therefore willingly dismiss it.
Only pray let her give way to her grief; much crying, even if it makes her cough for the moment, can do her no real harm, but stifling and swallowing _grief_ (which she
Your grief is your business; you deal with it how you need to.
She bucks two trends that have come to annoy me in current fiction -- jumping around with the timeline to seem arty while really just making the reader struggle to keep things straight and what I dubbed "grief porn" in an essay last summer -- the kind of emotional manipulation that employs tragedy to keep women readers in particular sucked in.
If your not from New York your grief is almost dismissed as being lesser in intensity.