If you are looking for the traditional version of the 5 stages of grief, please read my page entitled Kubler-Ross Stages of Grief. This version is my own creation based on my experience and conversation with a few widowed friends. So how valid is it? Well every grief journey is different and so is ours. However we’ve noticed some similarities in our grief process. And every individual’s experience is valid. So read it and see how it compares to your, just as valid experience.
In a way it is still terribly oversimplified. But how can anyone language such a multi-faceted journey? There are still many ups and downs throughout the process, and all the varying emotions of grief swirl throughout these “5 stages of grief.” However this is how it feels to me standing on the cusp of five years and looking back.
So how would your 5 stages of grief correlate with these? Perhaps you see some similarities or perhaps your journey is completely different. Every journey is unique because every individual is unique. Care to share your experience with us? Or offer reflections on my 5 stages of grief? Your experience is just as valid as mine. Use the form below to share.
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