All of us have experienced losses of some sort in our lives:
relationships, jobs, unattained goals, unmet expectations, illnesses and deaths.

Every person’s grief is very personal. Although the stages of grief are profitable to understand, they often hem us into believing that the stages must be followed exactly or else there’s something wrong.

I have experienced grief many times, and I can tell you that I have never consciously said, “I’m in the anger stage or the acceptance stage.” ...
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