The 5 Stages of Grief
Grief is a normal part of life. Grief is the normal, healthy response to loss. Loss is not only the death of a loved one, but can include the loss of health, of a relationship or even some change that has taken place in your life.
Grief is also very personal. It’s not very neat or linear. It doesn’t follow any timelines or schedules. You may cry, become angry, withdraw, feel empty. None of these things are unusual or wrong. Everyone grieves differently, but there are some commonalities in the stages and the order of feelings experienced during grief.