The anger stage of grief brings with it energy and a drive to do the impossible – to somehow “make things right”. But the final stage of grief, acceptance, often has the opposite effect. Acceptance brings the sober reality that there is nothing that will change the past. Many people battle depression, or seek solitude, trying find a way to go on. Get out of bed each morning. Breathe in and out. Try to establish a new normal, even though nothing is ever going to seem normal again.