Many people are familiar with Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross’ Five Stages of Grief but there are other variables in the process.
Many people would also be familiar with the quotation “No man is an island”, which was a sermon by John Donne in the 16th century.
“No one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others.”
But what happens if you have a long term partner or spouse?
Can you rely on the in-laws to emotionally support you as you go through your grieving process?
What about friends?
Who would you rely on?
It would be nice to move through the stages Kuebler-Ross outlined with no extraneous factors.
So what if you are feeling bereft of support?
Seeing a Grief Counsellor may help to work through underlying issues that were already in the family dynamic.