Am I going through the five stages of grief?
It’s almost two months since my son has left for college. I’m managing it quite well though people I meet will almost always bring up the subject of me being in an empty nest and will start asking about him.
With that, I find it a bit tough to move on.
And today I think I am feeling a bit depressed about it and wonder if I’m experience any of the stages of the Kübler-Ross Model.
Most people know the Kübler-Ross Model as the Five Stages of Grief and it was introduced by the author in her 1969 book On Death and Dying.
I am obviously not experiencing a death in this case but I think there is still some kind of grief I’m going through.
The five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. They are not linear and they do not have a predictable progression. The different stages can come at any time in any sequence.
I think I’m in the denial and depression stage. It’s not serious but I feel it.