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5 Stages of Grief.

This is the second article I have put on this web site about the stages of grief. The 5 stages of grief, as a concept and study of human emotion is in fact very similar to the seven stages of grief.

If we looked closer we would probably find many other stages between those mentioned here

5 stages of grief or any amount of stages of grief for that matter give us an explanation for the progression of our feelings. I do not think that they were ever meant to be definitive. But they do give us some explanation to the overall overpowering emotions involved with the loss of a loved one.

I include here an article which explains the 5 stages of grief.

“….Grief is a somewhat commplicated and misunderstood emotion. Yet, grief is something that, unfortunately, we must all experience at some time or other. We will all inevitably experience loss. Whether it is a loss through death, divorce or some other loss, the stages of grieving roughly are the same.

There are five stages of grief. If we get stuck in one stage or the other, the process of grieving is not complete, and cannot be complete. Thus there will be no healing. A person MUST go through the five stages to be well again, to heal. Not everyone goes through the stages at the same time. It is different for each person. You cannot force a person through the stages, they have to go at their own pace, and you may go one step forward then take two steps backward, but this is all part of the process, and individual to each person. But, as stressed, ALL five stages must be completed for healing to occur.

The five stages of grief are:

Get help. You will survive. You will heal, even if you cannot believe that now, just know that it is true. To feel pain after loss is normal. It proves that we are alive, human. But we can't stop living. We have to become stronger, while not shutting off our feelings for the hope of one day being healed and finding love and/or happiness again. Helping others through something we have experienced is a wonderful way to fascilitate our healing and bring good out of something tragic….”

Please also look at the article on the seven stages of grief to get a rounded view of the stages of grief.

There are many stages of grief and I have seen people come to a point of uncontrollable laughter when recounting the loss of a loved one. This is not included in the 5stages of grief or the 7 stages of grief, but that person was expressing an emotion in relation to a loss.

My point is that however you express your grief is okay, the main point is to express it and not suppress it.

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