The 5 Stages of Grief at The End of A Meaningful Relationship

Relationship Grief

Tackle it naturally. You’re a strong dude and can take this on without a trip to the pharmacy. Your body and mind will thank you in the end.

Start documenting your thoughts in a journal. It’s therapeutic to release your feelings from your mind onto paper. Understanding and accepting what you are feeling is the first step to being able to overcome negative emotions.

The most important thing to realize is that you’re not alone. You have amazing friends and family to help. This also won’t last forever. As long as you take the right steps, this pain is temporary.

The 5 Stages of Grief at The End of A Meaningful Relationship
Stages of grief

Stage 5. Acceptance

Eventually, your heart, mind, and soul will accept that this phase of your life is over and it’s time to move on. This is the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. It’s an incredibly liberating and inspiring feeling.

Make peace with the loss of your significant other. Accept that your relationship is no more. Accept that you have a clean slate to start fresh. Accept the fact that there’s a bright future for you ahead.

You will eventually be ready to forgive your ex, and potentially even thank her. The time you had together was not a waste. It helped define part of who you are. Be grateful for the time you had—not resentful.

Related: Behind The Veil Of Grief

Once you’ve reached self-love and inner peace, you will naturally put out natural, awesome energy that will attract someone much more connected to your heart, soul, and emotions.


Written by Matt Shumate
Originally appeared in The Goodmen Project
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