1. You’ll tell yourself you’re okay and it’s actually true.
2. You will feel emotionally numb and will do something — anything and everything — that will give you feeling. Resist and rise above.
3. The person who was once the center of your life suddenly becomes a total stranger, and it’s the hardest pill to swallow. Friends and lovers, it’s love and hurts to lose it from your life.
4. One day you discover they’ve deleted you on Facebook but you still have all the same friends and relatives in common. Just ignore it and they’ll fall from your algorithm.
5. You will always think about them, especially if you have been together for a long time. Foods and smells remind you of them. TV shows you watch remind you of them because they are shows you used to watch together. If it’s too hard, move the pain to a space where it can’t impact your day-to-day life.
6. You’ll miss watching them do completely regular and suddenly miss them terribly.
7. You’ll miss the silly rituals you both shared.
8. You’ve replayed every single mistake you made in the relationship in your mind and theirs, too. But its usually an empty search for rhyme or reason.
9. Deep down you’ll wish you two could start over with a clean slate. Four months later, eight months later, one year later you still love them but know they’ve moved on.
10. Your friends tell you the best thing during your pain phase; even if you’re the one whom gently removed them from your life.
11. You will snoop on their Instagram and be happy you know they’re living and existing with and without you.
12. Be enough for yourself knowing that you won’t allow anyone nor anything negatively interfere with your evolution and personal life plan.