Short article on the famous 5 stage process of Kubler Ross. Of course, while we crawl through these stages, we must realize not all are chronological. Nor are all simply completed. In fact, many of these steps are repeated. One can go back and forth from one step to another for a period of time as well. It is important to note that these stages are part of the grieving process but we cannot place one person into a paradigm to fit all.
The article, “Crawling through the Stages of Grief” by Christine Hammond lists the five stages of grief and how we go through them.
The article states, “Embracing grief is a willingness to accept the fluctuating emotions, random thoughts, internal struggles, constant questions, and ever-shifting environment. But “accept” does not mean enjoy. Grieving is hard work, time-consuming, and emotionally draining. Yet it is a necessary part of moving forward even when it is unwelcome. Here are the stages of grief which can be done in any order. Most often, people find that they oscillate between stages or the stages come in waves, some stronger than others.”
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