The Many Stages Of Getting Over A Breakup

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Bargaining: it’s just a break

If you’ve decided to take a break rather than have a full breakup, or you’ve told yourself this breakup isn’t really the end, you may be in the bargaining phase. “At this point, you may want to try to make bargains with your partner, maybe even God, to keep your relationship,” says Burgess. She says you might say things like, “Maybe if I give them more space, they’ll become who I need them to be and we can fix things.”

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