Our friend came home from work about two weeks ago to her boyfriend of the last five years packing her stuff telling her to get out. The short version is that he’s been unhappy for a year or so. He isn’t much of a talker and part of the reason this was a blind side was because he isn’t straightforward with his feelings. The point is, talking is past.
She’s mostly moved out and back into her parent’s place. They’re away on a cruise so she’s alone. She also has two weeks off of work so she doesn’t really have to be anywhere. So she stays home mostly.
Yesterday was her birthday and she wouldn’t leave the house to do anything. My wife brought her cake and wine and the gifts we got her, but she just wanted to stay home and grieve.
I know there is a grieving period, but how can we quickly move thru the depression stage and straight to anger? I know her, once she’s angry the rest will be fine.