A huge part of understanding grief is understanding that people react and process it very differently. There are different stages to grief, and they don’t follow particular order. The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
In my view, what is most important, is that you understand how YOU navigate and process the feelings that are difficult to understand. This is personality based, so one size really doesn’t fit all.
To help you to understand this process and how it might relate to you, I put some questions to Lisa O’Hara, a psychotherapist, who specialises in this subject matter.