Post # 1
There is also this:
Thought this was interesting. I am only in stage 1. =( Anyone skip stages? I have before – some breakups made me feel like dancing and skipping. But not this one, this one just makes me feel like walking and being confused and tired and broken. Sigh.
Post # 3
@MariaW: I dont think I grieved for a damn second with my ex. We had dated for about 2 years and I’d been putting up with his horseshit behavior for way too long when we had a fight and he said “you’re the biggest idiot I know” and for some reason, that stupid insult did it for me. I’m glad he said it and I was able to dump him with no regrets.
Now, that being said, I did break up with one guy that, to this day, I still feel awful about. If it was a good person and things just didnt work out, i’m not sure you ever shake that little said feeling…
Post # 4
@badabing88: Yeah – with some people you just know it’s time and you can almost hear a slow clap at the moment of breakup. With others it’s more like a nooooooooo coupled with a feeling of impending doom.
Post # 5
I thought I was going to die of emotions when my high school boyfriend broke up with me. He was such a great guy, and I just loved him. Of course I am happily married now, but back then man it felt like I had been run over by a truck.
I haven’t done any of the things in your post, but I did read It’s Called a Breakup Because It Is Broken.
Post # 6
In my experience, it’s normal to skip some stages, move through the stages out of order, or even repeat some stages. There’s really no right way to grieve after a breakup. I’ve initiated breakups where I didn’t grieve at all, and also been completely, devastatingly crushed. Take your time with it. Everything’s better with time.