This is helpful, and confirms my feelings are part of grieving. Wish STBX would read and understand why I feel so out of control.
Ever since Elisabeth Kubler-Ross developed the 5 stages of grief to describe the emotions that terminal patients experience, similar stages have been used to describe loss in all its forms. These descriptions are helpful; they help to confirm that our wildly fluctuating emotions are normal and okay while also providing hope that we can progress out of a current stage.
This article from Psychology Today is one of the better descriptions of the stages after the end of a relationship that I have read. However, I experienced a couple stages that are not described.
How about you – what stages would you add?