You found your soulmate, and everything seemed like it would last forever. It didn't. Now you're left with emotional baggage that's ruling your life. Your friends won't listen for long; the sympathetic ear grows cold pretty quick.
Wallowing in your sadness isn't pleasant, but what else can you do?
Respect Your Grief
There are pretty well-known stages of grief you can expect to go through before finally reaching acceptance. Psychology Today outlines a breakup-specific set of stages, which are:
- Desperate For Answers
- Initial Acceptance
Personally, I feel the 'desperate for answers' and denial stage are the same, as are bargaining and relapse, but they make good points for those to be separated. Either way, though, there's a long journey ahead before you "get over it."
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