Five Stages Of Grief Analysis

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Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. The Five Stages of Grief. They can be applied to various aspects of life. However, I believe that survivors guilt is one of the best ways that the stages can be applied. Denial leaves us questioning every little thing. It leaves us thinking that there isn’t a way the world can just go on. It makes it so hard to even make it through a day, nevertheless it is debatably the most important stage; it is where you first start and where you start to rebuild yourself. Anger is typically next. There’s many people you can get mad at: “your friends, the doctors, your family, yourself and your loved one who died, but also God.” Of course, you have valid reasons to be mad at everyone in most situations. Your friends and family didn’t help you in your time of need. The doctors were unable to save your loved one. You’re mad at yourself for surviving and wondering why you got to live while your loved one doesn’t. Your loved one didn’t fight hard enough to stay alive or couldn’t hang on anymore. And God spared you, but wasn’t able to let your …show more content…
It does in fact leave people feeling helpless for a while, but people can turn that into a more positive reinforcement. Some people can turn it into a driving force. They look at life and decide they’re going to live their life positively as a salutation to those who have passed during their own experience. Since those who have fallen, to whatever the tragedy may be, didn’t get to live their life to the fullest, some survivors feel it is their duty to fulfill the life of the fallen. This is a coping strategy for a lot of people. It reassures them that it is okay that they survived, and they need to seize their opportunity of being fortunate enough to survive. They will “transform their feelings of guilt into a sense of increased meaning and purpose” (,

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