Credit: Karen Neal/ ABC Photo: Meredith Cries on the Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Finale

Grey’s Anatomy goes off the air every summer, yet we're never prepared for the grueling hiatus between the end of one season and the beginning of the next.

After the Season 9 finale, we're freaking out about Richard's fate and just want to know what's ahead for some of our favorite couples (Calzona, Japril, and Cristina and Owen all weren't in good places), so we're counting down the days until Season 10 premieres. Sadly, ABC has yet to release the date for that, so we have to wait for that, too!

We've been speculating about what will happen to everyone at Grey Sloan Memorial, but who knows what will happen. We're excited. We're nervous. We have a lot of feelings. But above all else, we’re grieving as we spend time away from our favorite docs. So, to help you cope, join us in going through the seven stages of Grey’s Anatomy hiatus grief — in GIF form, natch.

1. Shock and Disbelief

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2. Denial

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3. Bargaining

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4. Guilt

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5. Anger

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6. Depression

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7. Acceptance and Hope

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Alyse Whitney is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @AlyseWhitney.