In this video I share what the denial stage of grief is, 2 potential roadblocks during this stage, and 1 tip to help you begin to work through the Denial Stage of infidelity grief.
Denial is one of the 5 Stages of Grief I will explore in this infidelity grief video series.
It's important to note that the 5 Stages Of Grief, (as introduced by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross,) are not experienced in a particular order.
In addition, sometimes we experience each stage more than once.
Grief is unique for each of us.
We experience each of the 5 Stages Of Grief in our own way, and in our own time.
You may cycle through the 5 Stages Of Grief, over and over again. Or you may get stuck in a stage.
It is all part of the infidelity grief process.
The Denial Stage Of Grief serves a very important purpose:
The Denial Stage "of grieving helps us to survive loss. In this stage, the world becomes meaningless and overwhelming . . . there is grace in denial. It is nature's way of letting in only as much as we can handle."
From "ON GRIEF AND GRIEVING: FINDING MEANING OF GRIEF THROUGH THE FIVE STAGES OF LOSS" By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. and David Kessler.
As you can see, denial numbs the pain. It helps us until we are ready to begin feeling more of the emotional pain infidelity causes to our heart.
I hope you enjoy the video.
In the next video for this series, I'm going to explore infidelity grief stage two: The Anger Stage.
Hope and Healing,