Grief, in some form or another, will affect all of us during our lives. When things end, it is a healthy and normal response to feel sadness and to need to take some time to process. Psychologists tell us that there are 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Whilst the idea of 5 stages feels clear-cut, experiencing grief and loss is far from a simple, formulaic experience. None of those stages are clearly defined slots, lasting a determined amount of time.