It is so important to maintain perspective. When going through a traumatic experience it is so difficult to do. I am reminded of how important it is to clear the fog.
What is Factual (F)
What are Opinions (O)
What are Guesses (G)
A Swiss psychiatrist, Kübler-Ross first introduced her five-stage grief model in her book On Death and Dying.
The five stages are Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. She received much criticism for her work in years to come as people studying the model mistakenly believed this is the specific order in which people grieve and that all people go through all the stages. The stages are not linear. Some people may not experience any of them. It is known that these five stages of grief are the most commonly observed experiences by the grieving population.
Grief symptoms are presented below
Questioning the Purpose of Life
Questioning Your Spiritual Beliefs
Feels of Detachment
Isolation from Friends and Family
Loss of Appetite
Aches and Pains
If you are experiencing grief or know of someone that is, seeking counseling is a good approach. Support groups, bereavement groups, or individual counseling can help you work through unresolved grief.
If you have trouble functioning support can help you get back on track. By no means does it cure you of your loss, rather, it provides you with coping strategies to deal with grief in an effective way.
Be kind to yourself.