In all fairness, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross never intended her book, “On Death and Dying” to be adopted as a proscriptive model for walking hearts through grief.
It was a compilation of observations and interviews with those who were facing death or actively dying not a study of those left behind to mourn.
Sadly, however, it’s been used as a standard to measure grievers’ “progress” for decades.
It’s time to let it go.❤
Ever since Elizabeth Kubler Ross published her best-selling book, “On Death and Dying” both professionals and laypersons have embraced her explanation of the “five stages of grief”.
The model has been used as a faulty standard to measure grievers’ “progress” for decades.
Trouble is, she got it wrong.
Read the rest here: Stages of Grief ? Nope.