In an article in The Daily Beast divorce and marriage are both considered stressful. Society is obsessed with the romantic side of love: red roses, diamond rings and honeymoons, but what about when it all falls apart? The stages of heartbreak are similar to the recognized stages of bereavement: shock, denial, grief, anger, finally acceptance. Most of us are familiar with the ups and downs of a rocky relationship break-up: rage, hatred, numbness, ambivalence, occasional sobbing-jags or revenge-shags. Waking at 4am for weeks on end in pure despair.