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Saturday, February 23, 2013

a grief observed


Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross tells us there are five stages of grief:

Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance

According to Kubler-Ross, we progress through these five stages during the many months, even years, of the grieving process, usually in a back-and-forth fashion.

Sometimes we get stuck in one phase for a longer period of time than the others and sometimes we skip stages altogether.  The following video demonstrates a young woman who gets stuck in denial for what seems an eternity and then jumps quickly into acceptance.

To save time, skip to 45 seconds into the video.


14 comments:

hokgardner said...

When I saw the title in my google reader, I was so prepared for something serious. And I was ready to talk about how we had to process the stages of grief with our oldest this year over moving.

But this is so much better.

Jenn @ You know... that Blog? said...

BAhahaha! Wow... she accepted that really well. My teen would have been pitching a fit the neighbours would have heard.

Coffeypot said...

HAHAHAHAHA!

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Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Thanks for the belly laugh this morning!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

She just practice some serous radical acceptance.

Mrs. G. said...

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This is just too funny! When she said 20 seconds I felt nervous, and for good reason I guess!

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