And here’s how to deal with it! The 5 Stages of Grief, brought to you by: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Disgruntled with the fact that medical schools focused little on death and dying in their curriculum back in the 1960s , she wrote “On Death and Dying” (nowadays it can be purchased under the name “On Grief and Grieving” on Amazon, probably because dreary death related titles don’t sell well) while closely interacting with terminally ill patients at the University of Chicago medical school. I can’t be bothered to paraphrase the rest of the Wikipedia article, but it’s worth a read, especially since the theory has been under a bit of fire in recent times. No matter if the stages progress in a linear fashion or whether these stages occur at all, the theory of the 5 Stages of Grief have become so popular with the public, they even featured on the hospital comedy series “Scrubs“. They also make for a good comic. Enjoy it while it lasts!