The model was first introduced by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying, and was inspired by her work with terminally ill patients.
Criticisms of this five-stage model of grief center mainly on a lack of empirical research and empirical evidence supporting the stages as described by Kübler-Ross and, to the contrary, empirical support for other modes of the expression of grief.
Moreover, Kübler-Ross' model is the product of a particular culture at a particular time and might not be applicable to people of other cultures.
But once you break through, you’ll be amazed at the calm that washes over you. Once you’ve acknowledged that you’re gay, you can finally move on to accepting the new you.
It means loving yourself for who you are, and tossing out any feelings of anger or guilt that you might be harboring about the fact that you’re a gay woman.
This is a perfectly natural thing to experience, as realizing you’re gay can be pretty overwhelming and scary. I knew I was gay when I was three years old, and I started dating when I was 5.” Okay, that’s awesome, and I’m sincerely glad to know there are some self-confident women out there who weren’t afraid to make their feelings known.