The Many Stages Of Getting Over A Breakup
Anger: how dare he?!
Burgess says that anger comes next, but anger is just the outward manifestation of pain and sadness. She explains that “After we’ve been through ‘He’s going to leave?!’ anger is the surface emotion we use to express all the other hurt emotions that are brewing underneath the surface.” When you’re in the anger phase, Burgess says, “It’s important during this time to be careful of how we express these feelings, and not to lash out or hurt anyone because we’re feeling hurt.” This could be a good time to refer to our piece on what not to do right after a breakup. There can be permanent repercussions to actions taken in response to a temporary emotion.