The 5 Stages of Grief – It’s Normal Because Love Never Dies

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Everyone deals with some or the other loss during the course of a lifetime. There are 5 stages of grief, which describes the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that occur as a person deals with loss. Grief may result from the death of a loved one or a beloved pet or a broken relationship that alters daily life. Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that’s important to you and in your life.

The 5 stages of grief includes, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.

The death of your loved one might inspire you to evaluate your own feelings of mortality. Throughout each stage, a common thread of hope emerges: As long as there is life, there is hope and as long as there is hope, there is life.

There are so many people who do not experience these 5 stages of grief in the order listed below, which is perfectly normal. Emotions vary person to person depending somehow on their inner strengths.


Denial – It is considered as the 1st stage of Grief. Loved one’s loss commonly leaves person shocked, speechless and shocked, especially when the loss happens suddenly. This real time situation is too tough to accept & end up on the stage of Denial stage of grief.  This is the 1st stage of grief where the world becomes worthless and Life makes no sense. You may deny the reality of the loss at some level, in order to avoid the pain.  Once you start accepting the reality, unknowingly the restorative process has started that makes for stronger, and the denial becomes weaken.


Anger – As the denial getting fade away you suffer from an unbelievable pain of your loss. In this 2nd stage of grief you may feel unfulfilled, frustrated and helpless. These feelings later turn into anger, which may extend to your friends and family members. It’s a part of the healing process as well but this response is natural.


Bargaining – Here we want our life returned to what is was, we want our loved one restored. Bargaining can only briefly distract from the experience of loss. Reality unavoidably comes crashing down you over and over again. Further, when you bargain, you are trying to take responsibility for any loss, if someone dies then why the this happen or if it’s break up then why relationship doesn’t work. You are willing to do anything to avoid accepting it’s over. You’ll be a better, more attentive partner, which now not possible. The thought of being without your ex is so intolerable that you will make your own pain go away by winning him or her back, at any cost, but now it’s not under your control, the person is no more and you are simply bargaining.


Depression – There are many forms of depression after a sudden loss of the most adorable person in life. As you begin to understand the loss the depression level increases and its effect on your life. Signs of depression include the feeling of hopelessness, continue crying, regular sleep issues, over eating, increase alcohol consumption and a decreased appetite. You may feel overwhelmed, regretful, and lonely.


Acceptance – Finally, this is the phase in which we are able to make peace with the loss. With acceptance, you lastly initiate to live again and start adoring our life. Although we can never replace what has been lost, but start trying to make new networks, new meaningful relations and new inter-dependencies. Instead of denying our feelings, we started listing to our needs; we move ahead and we change according to the situations.

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