The Stages Of Grief

25 Jan

I wanted to post about this topic long time ago, but I think this is the right time to post about the stages of grief which you might be familiar with. Grief is actually a healing process. Grief is the emotional suffering we feel after a loss of some kind.

1- Denial and Isolation
At first, we tend to deny the loss has taken place, and may withdraw from our usual social contacts. This stage may last a few moments, or longer.

2- Anger
The grieving person may then be furious at the person who inflicted the hurt (even if she’s dead), or at the world, for letting it happen. He may be angry with himself for letting the event take place, even if, realistically, nothing could have stopped it.

3- Bargaining
Now the grieving person may make bargains with God, asking, “If I do this, will you take away the loss?”

4- Depression
The person feels numb, although anger and sadness may remain underneath.

5- Acceptance

This is when the anger, sadness and mourning have tapered off. The person simply accepts the reality of the loss.

Source.

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