Bob had been devastated

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Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. I am not sure if "pull through" is the phrase I should use, but I could not remember any better word.

Bob had been devastated by his mother's sudden death, the loss he never managed to pull through. He became depressed and started drinking daily.
 

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I would use "a loss he never managed to come to terms with" and "started drinking heavily".
 

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teechar,

Would the above sentence be correct if I delete "managed" and just write "a loss he never came to terms with"?
 

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Yes, that would be okay too.
 
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