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5 Stages of Celebrity Breakup Grief

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[This re-post is inspired by today's news in celebrity shockers: Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from her husband of two years, partner of 12 years and the father of her six kids.]

It happened again . You didn't think that it ever would, but it did.

Your favorite celebrity couple has split up. This time, it's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Ben and Jen. There have been countless others before, but this one? This one you really thought had a chance.

It's going to be okay, really it is. Take a deep breath. Know that you're gonna feel some things in the next few days. It's a process. I'm here to walk you through it now and when, inevitably, it happens again.

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Stage 1: Denial

This can't be true. Those gossip papers print things that aren't true all the time. All. The. Time. [Insert celebrity supercouple mashup name] should sue. I should sue. SOMEONE SHOULD SUE!

Stage 2: Anger

They were supposed to last. This couple was supposed to make it, dammit. If they can't make it work, who can? I mean, they have both played superheroes. If a couple of superheroes can't make it in this cruel world, how is there any hope for the rest of us? How will the non-superheroes of the world ever make any relationship work out?

Stage 3: Bargaining

This is totally fine. After all, I don't even know [insert celebrity supercouple mashup name]. Although, if I lived in Los Angeles, we'd probably all be best friends. We'd probably all be best friends, and our kids would be best friends and it would be the Best. Thing. Ever.

But I don't, and that's OK. They are totally OK. I am totally OK.

Stage 4: Depression

Why don't I live in LA? If I lived in LA, [insert celebrity supercouple mashup name here] and I would be BFFs and they never would have broken up. I would have been the calming and normal influence that they needed. Why aren't I BFFs with [insert celebrity supercouple mashup name]? Why, dear God? Whhhyyy?

Stage 5: Acceptance

So what? Another celebrity couple has broken up. It happens every day. I will not cry about it (anymore), and I won't even think about it. Yes, if I lived in L.A., we would have been best friends forever. But, I don't, so we're not. There's probably a very good reason that they broke up, and, hopefully, they will both be much happier on their own.

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Take a deep breath and get on with the day. After all, tomorrow it will be another celebrity couple breaking up, and the whole process will start over again.

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