Elizabeth Kubler Ross, a psychiatrist, described 5 stages of grief and loss in her book “Death and Dying” in 1969. That stages were first observed as a human response to dealing with terminal illness. Later, that stages were found that it was valid in a majority of cases and situations relating to change, including a breakup. When you break up with someone that you love, you will face sadness and loneliness in a certain period before you slowly recovering and move on. There are 5 stages that you will pass in that period: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The following are short explanation and break up quotes for her that related to 5 stages of breakup:
Stage 1 : Denial
When you see some signs that your boyfriend/spouse wants to break up, you will deny those signs foe some reasons. You will also deny loneliness and emptiness that you feel.
Breakup quotes for her at denial stage:
“Denial is the beginning of the end.”- Anonymous
“You should never have to look for evidence that someone loves you. True Love is crystal clear.” – Mandy Hale
“Don’t deny what’s obvious to see.” – Anonymous
“Even though I try to deny it, at the end of the day you’re still on my mind” – Anonymous
Stage 2 : Anger
At this stage, you will be angry and blame everything (and everyone) that you consider as triggers of your breakup, including yourself.
Breakup quotes for her at the anger stage:
“I’m sad, hurt, angry, and disappointed. But you know what? I’ll put a happy face and move on. It will hurt but I will survive.” – Anonymous
“The more anger you hold towards the past, the less capable you are of loving the present.”- Anonymous
“One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it is guilt, anger, love, loss, or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.”- Anonymous
Stage 3 : Bargaining
At this stage, you will be willing to do everything to fix your relationship. You will beg your partner to forgive you and forget all of your mistakes. You will promise him/her that you will never do all those mistakes again. You wish you could save your relationship from a breakup.
Breakup quotes for her at the bargaining stage:
“I’m stuck between wishing we were still together and wishing we had never met.”-Anonymous
“I just wish I could lose these feelings as fast as I lost you.”- Anonymous
“ I wish I could see inside your head, listen to your thoughts, and see how you fell about me.”- Anonymous
“If you can love the wrong person that much, imagine how much you can love the right one.”- Anonymous
Stage 4 : Depression
After you pass the bargaining stage, you will be depressed in a period as you realize that your relationship is over. This is the hardest stage of the 5 stages, but don’t worry, time surely will heal all of your wounds, and you will go to the next stage. Please keep in mind that you shouldn’t hurt yourself for any reason at this stage because someday all your pain will go away and when you look back to this day, you will laugh and wonder why did you so upset.
Breakup quotes for her at the depression stage:
“I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.” – Dr. Seuss
“It hurts when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.”-Anonymous
“Sometimes, I don’t know what haunts me more. The memories of you… Or the happy person I used to be.” – Ranata Suzuki
“One of the cruelest things a person can do is to awaken someone’s love without the intention of truly loving them.” – Anonymous
“The hardest part about walking away from someone is the part where you realize that, no matter how slowly you go, they will never run after you.” – Anonymous
Stage 5 : Acceptance
When you have passed 4 stages before, you can accept that breakup is the best decision for you and your partner. You still sad sometimes, but you started to learn that your breakup is not the end of everything. At this stage, you start to move on.
Breakup quotes for her at the acceptance stage:
“Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.” ~ Sarah Mlynowski
“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley
“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell
“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.”- Ernie Harwell
Shortly after you passed the fifth stage, you can smile widely and laugh hard again. All of your wounds already healed by time. You start to forgive yourself (and/or your ex-partner) for all past mistakes that you (and/or your ex-partner) ever made. You will be wiser than before because you have learned a lot from your breakup. You will be ready for your next journey of life.
Move on quotes for you:
“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” -Helen Keller
“I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.” – Jennifer Aniston
“Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” -Carrie Underwood
“Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about.”- George Allen, Sr.
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”- Seneca