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The 5 Stages Of Grief
Grief is something that unfortunately we all have to deal with in some form or fashion. The saying is that none of us will get out of this alive so for that reason I think it is important for us to talk about the 5 stages of grief. If you are experiencing any type of grief please review these stages and hopefully they will help you.
The first reaction to learning of terminal illness or death of a cherished loved one is to deny the reality of the situation. This is a defense mechanism to help cope with the reality of the loss of a loved one. It’s not that we‘re denying that the death or loss has actually occurred, but rather, it’s a sense of, “I just can’t believe that I can't pick up the phone to call them anymore.”