Friday, October 12, 2007

Stages of Grief

I have noticed that the recovery I am going through seems to fit the stages of grief when something traumatic happens in a person's life, such as a death. It is as if something inside of me has died. Of course, it will be painful at first. But, as I progress through the stages I come to terms with the way things are and can move on and be happy. For me, the stages were quite clearly defined: denial, bargaining, anger, and depression. I have yet to move on to the stages of acceptance and hope. In the next several days, I will post my thoughts and feelings associated with each stage of grief. I found some useful information on the stages of grief here.

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