The 8 stages of finding out that your ex is engaged
Is your ex on his way to wedded bliss while you are still single? Then this is for you.
Unless you’re one of those people who married their childhood sweetheart, the horror of seeing your ex move on before you is inevitable, perhaps even familiar. It always happens when you least expect it. You’re having a perfectly good day, going about your business, when BAM: you find out that your ex is on his way to wedded bliss while your life remains exactly the same. Time stops around you while the revelation, the regret, and the resentment sink in.
The moment might seem long, but we can assure you that it doesn’t last forever. People say that grief has five stages, but the journey from “I can’t BELIEVE he got engaged before me” to “Mazel Tov” is so convoluted, it needs about almost twice as many. You’ll recover. You might even grow to be happy for them. But in the meantime, you’ll go through a process that goes something like this.
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