Grief is a complex and painful process that we experience in response to loss, especially the death of a loved one. Despite widely held beliefs, grief does not occur in stages, nor is the expression of grief limited to a range of emotions. Grief also include changes in your thinking and can have a significant impact on your physical and spiritual well-being.
While grief is normal, it can be difficult to manage, especially if you feel stuck or hopeless, or think others don't understand. But with the appropriate therapeutic intervention, it is still possible to move through your grief process and adapt to all of the changes required to move from acute to integrated grief.