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The 5 stages of grieving

Old Man Grieving - Vincent van Gogh

Old Man Grieving – Vincent van Gogh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over the past few weeks my emotions have been all over the place. Imagine the person you love most in the world dies suddenly. It’s a shock, you didn’t see it coming… Ultimately the day all lf this came to light was the day my husband died.

I lost my husband, but overall I lost my best friend.

It’s safe to say I’ve been going through the grieving process since then.
Apparently there are 5 stages :

Denial & Isolation
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance – This one may take a while

(Click the links to read my experience of each one so far)

Everyone goes through them differently, no specific time frame or order. My stages have been intertwined, coming and going in waves…I mean mix in my usual hormones and there’s no chance of pinning one stage to one time. Regardless, the links above were/are my stages of grieving.

 

8 responses to “The 5 stages of grieving

  1. Jennifer writingsofamrs

    April 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Its a common misconception that people only grieve in death and loss.
    Being a funeral director I have read and studied much of this content.
    I hadn’t ready your about me until today. I’m sorry if my comment the other day seemed insensitive. I wasn’t fully aware.
    If you need someone to talk to I’m always here.
    My email is under my photo on my main page of my blog.
    Jennifer

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      April 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      No no not at all, dont worry about it and thank you for the offer – same for you xB

       
  2. shanesbookblog

    May 6, 2013 at 3:44 am

    =/ Sorry you had to experience that!

    I lost my older brother in 2003, It Destroyed me.

    But people really do need to know the grieving process so it’s an awesome thing you did by posting it on your blog! =] I am glad I found ya!

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      May 6, 2013 at 11:51 am

      Thank you and sorry you had to go through that too. It’s crazy the way our minds work when faced with different situations xB

       
  3. johannisthinking

    May 28, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I am sorry for the loss you are experiencing….I lost a nephew in 2008, my Mom in 2010, my sister in 2010 and my brother two months ago, 2013…and my career in between…it is a lot to deal with…for you to lose your best friend…your spouse…YES…it is a great loss…Love Crystals to YOU!

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      May 28, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Oh gosh I am sorry to hear that, I feel silly talking about my loss in the metaphorical way when you have really been through it :/ I suppose I should be thankful that I still have my husband and that we DO have a chance to move forward xB

       
  4. johannisthinking

    May 28, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I try to remember that all life is in transition…we will all meet again in the Mind of God…our earthly life seems to be a series of comings and leavings…but we are all part of LOVE…it is only in this I find comfort….and comfort it knowing that we are here for one another…it has heighten my need of compassion and also my ability to be compassionate…..

     

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