Category: Grief

Why Grief Doesn't Always Move in Stages

Why Grief Doesn’t Move in Stages

Accepting that grief has stages is a comforting thought. Losing a loved one is a jolting and disorienting experience. Hence, it can offer a hint of solace to envision the ensuing mourning period as having a structure. In a general sense, it does. But we’d all be better served if…
Stages of Grief

What are the Stages of Grief?

Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross first wrote about the “five stages of grief”— denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance—in the 1960s. Since grief is a topic that is not discussed often enough, Kübler-Ross’s work was embraced as if carved in stone. However, this was not the intention. Grieving is not linear—and it is…
Grief Feel

Why Does Grief Feel Worse at Night?

Even in the happiest of times, overthinking at night is not uncommon. You get into bed, the house is quiet, you feel tired, and your guard is down. This creates an opening for rumination. Your thought process could begin on a positive note but can soon transform into something more…
Girl teen comforted by therapist

6 Reasons Grief Comes in Waves

6 Reasons Grief Comes in Waves Everyone grieves in their life. Loss is inevitable; therefore, the emotional reaction to loss is equally as unavoidable. In the meantime, we each experience grief differently. Generally speaking, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. However, it makes a whole lot of…