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grieve for (someone or something)

To experience intense feelings of sadness or mourning due to a particular loss (often the death of a loved one). It's been years since my mother died, and yet I'm still grieving for her. You need time to grieve for what you lost by growing up in such a dysfunctional household.
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grieve over (someone or something)

To experience intense feelings of sadness or mourning due to a particular loss (often the death of a loved one). It's been years since my mother died, and I'm still grieving over her. I know I need to grieve over the end of our relationship, but I'm just sick of crying. You need time to grieve over what you lost by growing up in such a dysfunctional household.
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what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over

Remaining ignorant or uninformed about something means it will not upset, anger, or worry someone. A: "Have you told the boss about this plan?" B: "It's better that he stay in the dark about this. What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve." I just hung a picture over the hole in the wall in case the landlord ever comes by—what the heart doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

grieve for someone or something

to mourn for someone or something. Don't grieve for me. I'm okay. She grieved for her lost chances.
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grieve over someone or something

to lament and pine for someone or something. Now, don't grieve over a lost cat. There is no reason to continue grieving over him.
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What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.

Prov. You cannot be upset by something you do not know about. When Robbie cracked his mother's favorite vase, he simply turned the cracked side toward the wall. "What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over," he thought.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over

if you're unaware of an unpleasant fact or situation you can't be troubled by it. proverb
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