The Process of Finding Peace in Grief

Sometimes we find ourselves in unfavourable situations like losing a family or loved one, ending a relationship, or losing a year(s) in school—repeating or staying stuck in a bad situation.
We go through many different experiences and emotions, which may take us a long time to move on from, heal and find closure.
We must acknowledge the pain caused by our situation instead of pretending we are okay or finding self-destructive ways to relieve the pain. Grief is tough, but to heal from it, you have to feel it. And there are typically five stages you go through before you reach the point of healing.
First is the denial stage. Everybody spends a different amount of time in the denial phase, but once you are in that stage, you refuse to acknowledge that something life-altering has happened to you, so you try to act tough and fine. Turning to your friends and families for support and comfort will be beneficial and wise because it tends to last for a while. Avoid being violent or making irrational decisions, leading to so much damage; acknowledge the situation and don’t hurt yourself and others.
The second one is Anger; Once you acknowledge what happened to you, you may also feel resentful and angry that it happened to you. It is normal to feel angry and bitter, but you must not make rash decisions that you might regret later on. Wait until when you are less emotional, and calmly suggest a better way for yourself, allow yourself to work through the anger, find healthy ways to express your anger, Pray over it, write it down, exercise, hang out with good people, Work out, do anything that works for you to soften your anger and bring you positive thoughts.
The third stage mostly happens when you go through a breakup. That is the begging stage, and you don’t want to let go and want to try everything possible to make it continue rather than accepting the fact that it is over. You suggest talking things over and maintaining a friendship because you still want it to be a good outcome. But it would help if you let it be and let them go instead of losing your self-respect trying to bring a dead connection back to life.
The next is depression; it’s normal to be sad and angry but don’t belittle yourself, you are worthy, and it’s time to realize the kindness of others towards you, rely on your support system to keep you distracted from the grief, recommend yourself different positive ways to heal, resist the temptation of harming yourself the likes of taking excessive alcohol, during drugs etc. All these habits will destroy you in the long run, so find healthier ways to deal with your grief.
Last but not least is Acceptance. It is natural to harbour a place for loved ones; unique relationships make you who you are and define you; however, in these stages, putting together the pieces of the incident, accepting and acknowledging is the healthiest part because you have passed all through the pain and anger. It’s time to move on and make a conscious decision to deal with these situations better.