Grief is not reserved for the most important people in our lives. We can feel deeply for anyone who matters to us. The nature of our relationship with someone, how much we admire, love, or how much time we spend with him/her can all affect us deeply. Sometimes our grief is also impacted by the role someone had in our life: mom, daughter, brother, granddad or colleague. Unfortunately, our culture does not always acknowledge the grief for people who do not have a traditional or familial role in our life. But every loss you feel is important.