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Stages of Grief

Grief is a natural response to losing someone whether through a breakup, separation from an abusive relationship, divorce or death. Grief happens in phases. The first phase is shock; your mind may shut down, become numb and refuse to face reality. Shock is a coping mechanism designed to keep you from feeling overwhelmed and consumed with emotions. Once you begin to acknowledge the pain, you will move out of the shock phase. If you’re the one offended, acknowledge the hurt and rejection you feel. Are you humiliated or embarrassed? Are you ashamed and worried what others may think? Next is the review stage, this is when you began to acknowledge the reality of the loss. You’ll evaluate the situation and...

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