Different people experience grief in different ways. It is likely that a person will experience a range of emotions while grieving.
Although grief is a very personal experience for everyone, there are often similarities between people’s experiences.
In 1969, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote a book called On Death and Dying that introduced the scientific community to the stages, or the “one common denominator,” of death and dying. The stages she discussed became the five stages of grief that many people know today.
However, there is no correct way to experience grief. A person will not necessarily cycle through the stages and overcome their grief at the end. Instead, the stages can overlap, and some people may not even experience all the stages of grief.