What are the 'stages of grief'?
1. Denial – for example, feeling confused, numb or in shock.
2. Anger – this might be towards the person who has died, or with the world in general.
3. Bargaining – for example, going over things from the past, or feeling guilty or anxious.
4. Depression – this might feel like intense sadness or loneliness about living without the person.
5. Acceptance – this might be feeling more able to live with our grief, rather than feeling we have ‘got over it’.