We all had a broken heart maybe once or twice or five times. Who knows but you will sure recognize these stages.
Stage 1: Crying
You don't even know what is going on. You just cry and scream and you act pathetic. You skip showers and lay in bed for days. You get irritable and you push everyone away. You cry in bed, in the shower, in the car. You blame them you blame yourself, you blame the world. You can’t bear to be around anything or anyone, because everything around you reminds you of them.
Stage 3: What if?
You exhaust yourself with ‘’What if I did this… would we still be together?’’
Stage 5: Let’s pretend
You pretend like you are getting better, only to have a relapse. You drink irresponsibly, in hopes that you will forget them for one night. However, this will only backfire, and you will end up crying harder and trying to drunk dial them.
Stage 2: Maybe this life isn’t for me
You consider giving up on life.
Stage 8: Coping strategy
You gather the strength to get up and take a shower, only to break down once you start the water. You attempt to completely remove them from your life, you attempt to bring them back in your life.
You watch romance movies and listen to love songs, then you listen to 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor.
And yes guys do this too.
Stage 7: Rollercoaster
You have your good days and your bad days. You distract yourself at times, and other times you sit semi comfortable with your mystery. You wait for them to come back, no matter how unrealistic that is.
Stage 6: Distracting yourself
You wait until one day you wake up and things seem okay and you go out with friends and family again.
Stage 10: Oh, wait
Except now you’re not distracting yourself anymore. You still have those Saturday nights when you sob while watching dramatic romantic movies while wondering if they will ever come back. But the feeling doesn’t last. You wake up on Sunday and feel alright again. Happiness will grow again, it just takes strength and patience.
So my piece of advice is:
Note 1: Did you notice that the numbers aren't in chronological order? That's because everyone is different and all these stages don't aways go in order, sometimes it's everything at once.
Note 2: Did you also notice that there is a number missing? That's because you can give an example in the comments that you missed in these stages.