It is astounding how much losing your job is like ending a relationship. On the day it happens, you saw it coming but yet you didn’t see it coming at the same time.
Then you have to deal with the aftermath. The employer/boyfriend has to return your personal items. You find yourself Googling your past employer/boyfriend daily and realize you need to immediately unfollow the employer/boyfriend on Twitter, Facebook, Google alerts, LinkedIn, etc…But as one clever girlfriend noted, “Instead of getting a STD from a bad boyfriend, you got a kickass severance package.” Wouldn’t it be nice if every relationship came with a severance? That you got what was ultimately owed to you? I suppose that’s what a divorce is after all.
You go through the 5 stages of grief, otherwise known as the The Kübler-Ross Model (fun fact: I was a psychology major).
I’d like to add my own 6th stage. You know you’re fully healed when you hit stage 6: Boredom. Which is where I currently am.