Updated: Jun 3
I wish the world would stop talking about the stages of grief. It drives me crazy. Child loss simply does not work this way. Ask any grieving mother.
Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross established the five stage of grief in 1969 in her book On Death and Dying. The five stages including denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance were believed to be the five phases that patients go through after receiving a terminal prognosis. In time, it was applied to everyone experiencing grief and became the accepted model.