- Many find the world meaningless and underwhelming.
- State of shock from loss sets in.
- Anger shows no limits, regardless of relationship of connection to others.
- Allowing oneself to feel anger will make it dissipate faster.
- Also known as a truce.
- Full of “if only…” and “what if…” statements.
- Involved finding a way to deal with the pain of loss in order to not feel it anymore.
- Painful feelings begin to manifest in the present.
- Grief sinks in at a deeper level.
- Many withdraw from places, people, and the things they used to love.
- A feeling of “all right” or “ok” is not reached.
- True needs begin to surface, which drive new relationships.
- The realization that the past can’t be maintained and a new sense of purpose takes root.
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