Arré Checklist: Five Stages of the Modern-Day Break Up

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Arré Checklist: Five Stages of the Modern-Day Break Up

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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here are good ways to get dumped, bad ways to get dumped, and then there’s Whatsapp. When your girlfriend of five years (with whom you have got to the slightly schmaltzy stage of naming babies) breals up you without as much as a voice note, and an emoji-less text message that says, “I’m just not feeling it anymore”, you have only two options left. Feed it into some brilliantly creative jokes or just surrender and enter the five stages of break-up grief.

For my fellow sorry saps who have received or are awaiting those six deadly little words on WhatsApp, but don’t have the option of masking the pain with humour, here is a primer of the stages that you will soon be going through.

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