I am PhD student and my research work heavily requires abstract mathematics . I have completed some of my coursework in mathematics.
I am currently reading a research paper which requires lot's of mathematics and I am doing that mathematics but it appears to me that I have been stuck in the proof of one theorem which requires the proof of 7-8 theorems. To understand the proof 7-8 theorem it took 2 weeks and when I read the required proof I get it but not entirely so I again read it 6-7 times till now each time although I have identified something new. But I have a problem here the whole process requires more than one month and it felt to me that I have been stuck there.
Question : Is my way to understand the proof fine or it can be improved so that I don't get stuck in one theorem