Love is such an amazing emotion that makes life meaningful and happy. When you are in a loving relationship you are on top of the world and going through the happiest time of your life. But what if that relationship turns sour? Unfortunately, even the best of relationships will have some issues and if they aren't resolved they can lead to the end of the relationship. A person can go from being on top of the world to being on the bottom of the earth when their relationship reaches break up point.
When your relationship breaks up your heart is broken and the pain you feel is incredibly sharp and real. Everyone reacts differently to relationship break ups and some will cope better than others. Here are the general stages that one will experience when going through a relationship break up.
Stage One: When your relationship comes to an end you will feel shock. If you knew there was trouble and a break up was heading your way then the shock might not be as great, but there will still be some degree of shock. If you were still happy in the relationship but your partner ended it out of the blue, then the shock you will feel will be very strong.
Stage Two: The second stage of a break up is when you refuse to believe that the relationship is over. Perhaps you have been in denial that there have been any problems occurring within your relationship and don't want to accept that the relationship is now over. You might try to convince yourself that it is just a temporary setback that you will be able to resolve. Unfortunately, if your partner has broken off the relationship then it might be too late to resolve any problems that have been building up over time.
Stage Three: Next you might begin to experience some depression. Feeling depressed is a completely normal reaction following a relationship break up. No-one enjoys ending a relationship and even if you are the partner that chose to end the relationship you will still experience sadness at the end of this major stage of your life. It is best to try and move on and keep yourself busy so you don't spend all your time thinking about it.
Stage Four: The last stage of emotions following a break up is acceptance. Although it can take time to reach this stage, once you accept that the relationship is over then you can move on with your life. Be happy that you were able to experience a loving relationship for a short time and put the relationship and the break up down to experience. This whole experience will make you stronger and help you grow into the person you are today. Once you have accepted that the relationship is over then you can move on and be open to meeting someone new.