You’ve heard of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But what about the uncommon parts of grief that you haven’t heard about? When you go through a traumatic event, whether it’s a breakup, divorce, or death of a loved one, you might experience grief in a way that you don’t recognize.
It’s important to remember that everyone experiences grief differently, so your grieving process might look differently compared to your friend or loved one who is grieving the exact same event. If grief, or bereavement, has taken control of your whole life and has left you feeling like you have nothing, you should seek professional help. A therapist can give you ways to cope with your mental suffering and help you sort through your feelings.