Grieving is a Process
You might think that the grieving process happens in a straight line. It's true that there are five distinct stages to the grieving process, but those stages don't all happen at once. They may not even happen for everyone. You may go through them one at a time or several at once. You may even go back and forth between two stages. The stages are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The best thing you can do for yourself when you're grieving is to be kind to yourself and allow yourself to feel whatever you need to feel in order to move through this difficult time.