Are the 5 Stages of Grief Factual? What Science REALLY Knows

A sad man sits alone on a bench as he thinks about his ex-partner.

Grief can be overwhelming and traumatic, and sometimes people search for any form of explanation as to why they must go through such an experience. The 5 stages of grief were defined to be used to help people deal with grief, but are these stages real? I did some research to find out where these … Read more

Ask Therapist Kasia: How long does it take to get over the death of a parent?

A young girl grieving the loss of someone close

While it is almost inevitable that a child will grieve the loss of a parent in their lifetime, it does not make the process any easier. Many people struggle with understanding grief, and in particular, they wonder how long it will weigh on them. There is no set period for how long grieving a parent … Read more

Complicated Grief Therapy: The Complete Overview

Depressed young boy feeling empty, numb, and alone.

Grief is a complex and devastating emotion that people often experience after a significant loss or a great trauma has occurred in their lives. Complicated grief therapy seeks to help people deal with a significant loss in healthier ways. So, what is complicated grief therapy? Complicated grief therapy uses a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy to … Read more

10 Ways Grief Can Drive You Insane

Grief stricken girl crying on bed

Grief is an all-encompassing and often seemingly endless sadness and enough to drive a person insane. The pain you experience when you suffer a significant loss can be unbearable. While most people are familiar with the five stages of grief, ‘ it is still not something ‘ that’ s experienced linearly or measurably. Grief has … Read more