Disbelief

If you currently have these thoughts, you might be in a state of disbelief:

  • “This can’t be happening to me.”
  • “They made a mistake, they can’t run this place without me.”
  • “I know that they are going to call me back in a few weeks.”
  • “What will I tell people?”

Here are some things that you can do to help move through this stage in your loss:

  • Give yourself time to process your loss.
  • This is not the time to make major life and career decisions.
  • Control the impulse to say or do something you might regret.
  • Apply for unemployment insurance, if you are eligible.

Return to the loss curve to learn more about the other stages.