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The crisis caused by the new virus has left us with an unprecedented set of unfamiliar emotions.
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We are dealing with the feeling of uncertainty, and we don't know when our feeling of uncertainty will end.
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We have lost so much, and many elements missing from our normal lives are intangible and can hardly be identified. Because it is ambiguous, we find it difficult to know what we are mourning.
It is a loss of the way we have lived, the boundaries between work, home, school. Our plans, weddings, birthday parties, loss of safety and trust in our leadership. The loss of connection, the fear of economic toll.
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The stages of coming in terms with grief are:
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It focuses on the psychological connectedness of grief, looking at the quality of bondings that are made during the course of our lives.
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The five stages of grief are:
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