Suddenly everything seems to have changed: listening to certain songs is different to before, and hearing the phone ring doesn’t mean the same...
Breaking up is as much part of a relationship as going together. But that doesn’t make it any less painful. It can be a major loss of something that you invested a lot of yourself in.
You may feel a sense of relief or release at being ‘single’ again, particularly if the relationship has had its problems. But you still miss that person.
Right when it’s just happened, the hurt, anger and loneliness can make breaking up feel like the worst. But once you start getting over it, breaking up can turn out to be the best thing too.