The emotional stages of divorce are based on the five stages of grief identified by the psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross back in 1969 in her book On Death and Dying.
The end of a marriage or relationship is a bereavement: a loss of the life you once had and of the future, you believed you would have.
Understanding the emotional stages of divorce will help you to deal with them.
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This article was originally published on the 14th of May 2019 and has been updated.