It is a sad fact of life that no matter how hard partners try, not all unions work or will last forever. When a relationship comes to an end, it can be a sad and difficult time for all those involved, especially if the decision is made by someone else. The complications subsequent to a break up often follow the same process as the grieving experienced after suffering a bereavement.
Although there are no time limits for accepting a break up and moving forward with your life, there are several things that can be done which can help immensely, one being a ceremony which may help you with acceptance and closure. The focus shouldn’t be about shame, blame, resentment or guilt but more about moving forward with dignity.