As many of you know, I am a social worker in the PA area. The trouble with my job is that I tend to psychoanalyze just about everyone I meet (What a job hazard)! Seriously, even the girl at the cash register in my local grocery store; I start to wonder what her childhood was like, what she's doing working at the grocery store, what problems are going on with her social, family and emotional life.
If I am able to psychoanalyze the girl at behind the counter, I am definitely going to apply this to my own life. In short, I am grieving about the loss of my DH for a short while (another six months). Many therapists use the Kubler-Ross Model that goes through the five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. Mind you, you go through these five stages before and after a loss. You can also regress or even skip a step depending on how you grieve.
Here is my depiction of the last few days:
*As I am reading through this little cartoon, I realized that there are a billion grammatical mistakes. I don't have the time now to go through all of these so please forgive me and I promise to fix them later! Thanks!
My next topic: The Emotional Cycle of Deployment guidelines written by the U.S. Army vs the Kubler-Ross Cycle! More to come!