Stages Of Grief

Grieving is the process of letting go of fixed attention.

Managing the Grieving Process

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, physician and renowned expert on grieving, provides us with the five stages of grieving.
[Kübrel-Ross, E. (169). On Death and Dying. New York: Macmillan.]

The stages are:

  1. Denial and isolation - The initial stage.: "It can't be happening."
  2. Anger - "How dare you do this to me?!" (either referring to God, the deceased, or oneself)
  3. Bargaining - "Just let me live to see my son graduate."
  4. Depression - "God please don't take me away from my family"
  5. Acceptance:
    "...[Source:Acceptance|acceptance does not require that change is possible or even conceivable, nor does it require that the situation be desired or approved by those accepting it..."

Source: Wikipedia