Divorce is one of the top five most difficult life experiences, up there with the death of a loved one. In a sense, it IS a death – the death of a marriage. Because it is like a death, most divorcing individuals go through some form of the stages of grief as outlined by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her well-known book, On Death and Dying. Someone going through divorce should be familiar with these stages to be able to recognize them and get through them. You don’t want to make a critical decision in your divorce when you’re going through anger or bargaining or depression – best to let it pass and don’t make rash or hurried decisions.
An article I read recently talks about the Stages of Divorce: Break-Up, Breakdown,. Breakthrough, and Breakover. This article is an interesting take on the stages of divorce that I thought you might enjoy.
What were the stages of YOUR divorce?
February 4, 2015 at 8:37 AM
Excellent article! I truly appreciate your insight!