Is it just me, or does it seem like there's just a wee bit less joy in the world this morning? It must be because Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have broken up (again) after we thought they had gotten back together. At least, that's the depressing word on the street. It's not as if Stone and Garfield are going to confirm any time soon, when they never confirmed that they were ever together. Bustle reached out for comment, but hasn't heard back. Quite honestly, I am not OK. I need to stop getting so invested in celebrity couples, but, after three years of being the cutest and most socially aware couple in the world, to hear that Stone and Garfield can't make it work does come as a blow. In fact, I am going through emotional stages of dealing with Stone and Garfield's break up, and I doubt I'm the only one.
Because the fact of the matter is that many of us do get overly invested in celebrity couples. They're a fun distraction from our own lives and, well, when you love a celebrity then you want them to be happy. According to E! Online, Stone and Garfield had an amicable break up and remain close, but that doesn't mean the pain isn't real. After three years, let me hold your hand and lead you through the emotions you're probably having right now.
Stage 1: Shock
Wait, wait, wait. But they just got back together. They just got back together. They can't be broken up when they just got back together.
Stage 2: Denial
Maybe the rumors are wrong. Maybe they didn't break up. Maybe they never broke up. Rumors fly all the time, and so many couples have broken up this year alone. They were probably thinking of a different Emma and Andrew.
Stage 3: Hurt
But, seriously, how could they do this to me? To themselves? I was rooting for them. We were all rooting for them. They were supposed to be the one couple that made it, and now love is a lie.
Stage 4: Depression
This is the part where I call in sick to work because I need a blanket over my head and several pieces of chocolate. I feel like I'm the one who got dumped.
Stage 5: Nostalgia
Reflecting on the good times between the couple might be painful, but it's the only thing that I've got now. Laughing at their funny moments, awwing over every captured kiss...
Stage 6: Acceptance
Garfield and Stone are two adults, and they're still close, so I have to respect their choices. They shouldn't stay together to please me or anyone else. They have to do what's right for them. I can be mature about this.
Stage 7: Denial, Again
If you need me, I'll be in the corner hoping they get back together.
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