Thursday, December 13, 2007

How to be happy again

How to be happy again
Finding love, joy and peace of mind after a devastating loss

Each year, approximately 2.5 million people in this country die, leaving behind an average of five close bereaved friends and family members. Yet how people heal from the death of a loved one has remained largely unexamined since the most well-known book on the subject, Elisabeth KŸbler-Ross's On Death and Dying (Scribner), was published in 1969. KŸbler-Ross's theories continue to shape the way many experts believe grieving typically progresses, in five separate, successive stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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