Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance... It's a model that we all have in mind: "mourning" would involve going through five phases, the highlighting of which, attributed to the American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, dates back to the 1960s.
Everyone would go through these stages after the death of a loved one, but also of an animal and even during any symbolic mourning, such as a breakup or a dismissal.
Ultimately, any unwanted abrupt change associated with a loss would be a five-step obstacle course.
What about in reality?
Do we necessarily go through these stages, in that order?
Observations on the Dying
First surprise, it is in fact first to the dying that Elisabeth Kübler-Ross devoted herself.
“She is a pioneer in palliative care and support.
Marked by the war, she chose to study the end of life at a time when we no longer wanted to hear about it.
She goes to meet those who face the announcement of their own…
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