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What are the Stages of Grief?
Grief is a natural response to the death of a loved one and is also probably the most complicated and misunderstood emotion. There is yet to be a unanimous number on the stages of grief as different experts claim different numbers.
Some claim there are 5 stages of grief, 6 stages of grief, 7 seven stages of grief, 9 stages of grief, 12 stages of grief. The key question is, which of them should we follow?
We all experience grief at some point in our lives, and we appear to have a preconceived idea of what grief experience looks and feels like.
The way we experience grief varies from person to person and depends on factors like age, background, belief system, social relations, and mental health. All these factors contribute to the individual grief experience, which we can divide into different types.
Having a comprehensive understanding of different grief processing models is important to be better prepared and support others who are dealing with grief.