The 5 Stages of Moving On

The Stages of Moving On

After a break-up, The bargaining stage is also sometimes called the what-if stage. You might find yourself asking what if you introduced some change so that things could be the way they were before.

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4. Depression

This is the hardest part. Here, the individual is unable to function as usual because he or she is too sad. The person first becomes sad in reaction to the event that happened. 

Well, this is the time, social interaction is needed. Your depression stage is the time to talk, as this is when you can benefit the most from some heart-to-heart interactions. Anyone you feel comfortable with can be suitable for hearing you out. The important thing is to express as much as you can because this is the best way to acknowledge your grief and face it head-on.

5. Acceptance

This is the last stage in which a person is finally ready to admit the loss, and find appropriate ways to continue with life in a healthy and meaningful way.

 It can come in many forms, but the bottom line is that you come to some form of acceptance that you may have lost a relationship, but you have not lost your own sense of identity in the process.  This is when you finally allow yourself to let go of all the pain and then move towards starting a new life.

Part of acceptance is realizing that a chapter of your life is closed and maybe will never come again. To accept is to realize that this is the new norm, that it’s here to stay. 

It’s always important to remember the good things about the person you knew and the memories you shared so that next time when you see that person again, you don’t feel hurt or angry or longing. That’s the time when you know you moved on.

In the end, things will fall into place, and you will find a way to make the most of what you have left, as long as you prepare yourself for a new road. The things that are left unsaid and love that is left unexpressed can often be the most difficult part of a sudden breakup, and since this is unfixable, the best thing to do is ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Read: The Pain and Joy of Letting Go of An Almost Relationship


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Penelope Bell

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