Believe when I tell you that there is no such thing as grief stages. Grief stages implies that we live in Stage 1 for a bit and then we move on to Stage 2 and onward with NO going back, moving around, falling out, and living in-between.

If only Grief were this simple and straight-forward. It’s just not.

And when we continue to talk about grief in this way, we are perpetuating this very harmful thinking. Stop it!

Get your grief-education on and understand that there are no stages to grief!

Let me give you a visual as to what grief is REALLY like. Are you ready? You won’t forget this – and it makes complete sense.

How Grief Actually Works

No Grief Stages

And, now, for some comedy relief, because, let’s be honest, it’s what you need right now. Turn up your volume, engage your funny-bone, and check out Homer going through the so-called stages of grief within mere seconds.

By the way, I always, always try to source images on my site. I can’t find the original source for this fantastic How Grief Actually Works image….