Stages of grief and how to overcome them

Stages of grief and how to overcome them

Everyone experience grief differently, but there are some commonalities in the stages of the emotion.

According to Kübler-Ross, the five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

Denial gives an individual more time to absorb the news and process it. It is a common defense mechanism.

After denial, anger is seen as a masking effect to hide emotions and pain due to the news.

In the bargaining stage of grief, you may find yourself thinking about the “what if” and “if only” situations.

Depression feels like a silent stage of grief when people tend to remove themselves from social settings.

The final stage of acceptance may not necessarily be happy, but it is relieving that you have accepted the news.

Since every grief process is different, time taken in each process is also different depending on the intensity of the situation.