I don't think I can do this anymore, something needs to change.
Don't you even want to try and fix this??
I think its better if we went seperate ways
No, we can't go on this like Jack
One person becomes dissatisfied within their relationship and begin to weigh up the pros and cons. Also evaluating these against alternatives. Starting to make plans for the future.
You're so better better than him, you deserve better
The dissatisfaction is now shared with their partner. This is shared through confrontation and their are two possible outcomes: breakup or repair the relationship.
Grave dressing Stage
The break-up is now public. Partners seek support from others outside of the relationship. Friends will now act differently about the partner: some will provide reassurance, others will be judgmental and blame the other person. Some friends will push the relationship towards break-up, others try to help and repair it.
Yeah, you're way better off without him
Babes you don't need him
When the relationship is over individuals need to come to terms with it. Partners will create a story that enables them to maintain their 'social credit', by blaming the other person for the break-up. They may re-write history to try to lessen feelings of loss.