What is the hardest stage for you in Kübler-Ross’s model of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, or acceptance?
Depression. Definitely depression. It has been so difficult to dig myself out of the pits of despair. The other stages I can move on from in a timely fashion. Denial lasts for about five minutes, while depression lasts for five months.
Since the last time that I was depressed a few years ago, I try to keep the depression at bay. If I sense that it is going to last longer than the blues then I have to do something about it. If margaritas don’t work then it’s time to decide if I need to get medicated or go to therapy or a combination of both.