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"Time heals all wounds, but it does not. Time will allow you to deal with the wounds differently, but it continues to exist and hurt - less painful but continues to sting from time to time"

Roy M. Slootheer

The Perpetual Stage of Grieving

Roy M. Slootheer

The Perpetual Stage of Grieving

as discover by Roy M. Slootheer

After analyzing the 5-stage and 7-stage model of grieving, it is clear that the conclusion of grieving has been misinterpreted. Both models assume a linear process from stage to stage; after completion of all stages, one is done with grieving since the final stage is the acceptance of the loss.

After my personal experience with losing my spouse, I noticed that both models have some truth in all stages but there are too many flaws. They also lack the understanding that grieving never stops - it is a perpetual part of life and will never cease to exist. Over time one will be able to handle grief differently, but it will never disappear.

It is imperative for those who are facing the loss of a loved one, and trying to cope with grief, to understand this perpetual stage of grieving. This stage has never been discussed or developed by other entities. Roy discovered this 'Perpetual Stage of Grieving" from his own personal experience and It is fully explained in his book 'Cope with Grief' currently available for preorder. 


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