Grief is a natural process which requires time. How you cope with grief depends on many things, such as, personal beliefs, to the present stressors you may be experiencing at the time of the loss. Emotions can be overwhelming and getting through each day may be difficult. There are no clear rules or guidelines for the grief process. People resolve their grief in their own time and in their own way. I am listing 5 common stages of grief, though not all phases of grief.