Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross wrote a book in 1969 “On Death and Dying”. This brought attention for the first time to these specific 5 stages. Since that time, others have written about stages of grief. I urge you to spend some time reading about the process of grief. Different people have variations of these stages but there is a theme
I am a social worker and psychologist so I am familiar with Kubler Ross but I still needed to review her work as I personally went through the stages of grief.
Kubler- Ross originally wrote these for those suffering from terminal illness, personal loss, death of a loved one, divorce, drug addiction, chronic illness, tragedies and disasters. The stages may not occur in order. It is a roller coaster ride.
There is no right way or wrong way to go through the stages and you cannot rush it. Take a deep breath and take it one day at a time.