Today’s stage of grief is “bargaining.”
Also, it’s an observation that things that are viewed as negative traits in relationships, such as “co-dependence” doesn’t mean that there isn’t still true feeling.
The Kübler-Ross stages of grief are fairly well known, although they are more guidelines than rules. I did my best to explore them through Blake. They are:
denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance
Yesterday, of course, Blake was in denial. Today it would be anger.
To every side of drama, there’s another side of equally believable nature.
This was an interesting week to write, dealing with grief of a lost parent without getting too maudlin. Making it both sensitive and funny. A challenge, but I really wanted to do it.