Personal Narrative: The Five Stages Of Grief

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I have not experienced the loss of a loved on in my life. The closest thing to loosing a loved one is loosing a pet. It may sound stupid, but it is a big deal. I lost my dog, Wilson, when he was only two years old. He got sick and they could not help him, so they decided to put him down. I was in middle school and it was something I was not expecting. Grief is a real emotion and something that everyone deals with. Grieving is a process that takes longer for some than others. It is something that is hard to explain because it is different for every single person. It is not something that I wish people would go through, but I think it does change people. It is so hard during, but I think people come out stronger and different.
The five stages of grief are denial, anger, depression, and acceptance. In my opinion, these stages do hold true. I remember when my mom and I took Wilson to the vet and got him checked out. The doctor came in and told us that we were going to have to
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Our culture and society controls so many parts of our world. Our society tells us that it is not ok to show emotion or express how we are feeling. Different cultures have different views on emotions and how they should be expressed. We live in a world that is accepting of people showing their emotions when loosing a loved one. People have this assumption that there is a time limit to the grieving process. Once a couple months pass, they should be over it and move on with their lives. But, it is so easy to forget that those people’s lives are forever changed and their minds are off somewhere else. I remember when this friend’s brother died, everyone was so caring and calling their family for several weeks after and then people forget and move on with their lives. But, we have to remember that they will be thinking about it for a very long time. There are so many things that are triggers that remind them of that

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