Stage Four: Depression Dr. Kubler-Ross refers to this stage as preparatory grieving. In a way, it’s the dress rehearsal or the practice run for the aftermath even though this stage means different things to who is involved. It’s a sort of acceptance with emotional attachment. It’s natural to feel sadness, regret, fear, uncertainty, etc. It shows that the person has at least begun to accept the reality.
This is the stage just before the weight of the world is lifted off their shoulders. Homeowners in this stage tend to be more concerned with what they tell their kids, family, and friends. Communication is the single best thing you can do for a client in this stage. Making sure the end goal is not forgotten
Fear is still very real for anyone in this stage and it is very possible to regress back into the Denial stage. Again communication is the tool to prevent any regression.
Have a safe holiday everyone, enjoy the extra day!