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5 Stages of Grief



When a person experiences grief that person is going to be mortified by it. The person will initially try to decline the existence of that grief and will not want to go and feel that it is real. The goal that a person has is to see that the pain that is being felt is not real at all.


Pain begins to be felt as the shock wears off from some kind of event. The pain will end up being tough to handle and can cause a person to feel guilt over it. In some cases a person may turn to drug abuse just to try and relieve some of the effects of the pain.


A person will become angry in the third stage of grief. The person will begin to feel hostile towards others and possibly even bargain with other people to do something that will not happen. The main thing about this stage is that a person will feel hostile over the grief that one is dealing with.


As a person begins to feel upset over the fact that the event that caused the grief cannot be reversed the person will begin to feel grief over the entire event. A person will feel despair and emptiness in life. However, this is generally the lowest that a person can go when it comes to grief.

Beginning to rebuild one’s life – Acknowledgment, rebuilding, acceptance

The last three stages will involve a person beginning to feel more comfortable and to accept something that the person is not able to control. The person will end up becoming calm and more relaxed while at the same time beginning to rebuild one’s life. Over time the person will accept the fact that some kind of event cannot be reversed and that the best thing that a person can do is to go along in life as a new person.

Sometimes crying or laughing
are the only options left,
and laughing feels better right now.

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