The process of grieving the loss of a loved one is often surreal and deeply painful. The feelings of loss are often in proportion to how much love there was for this person. The greater the love and connection, the greater the feeling of loss when he or she is gone.

The Kubler-Ross model, commonly known as The Five Stages of Grief, is a theory first introduced by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying.

The stages, include:

Walking through the stages of grief with a therapist can help the process in this sad time.

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