Duck proposed a phase model of a relationship breakdown, a process which takes place over time.
Sara has been living together with her boyfriend of 3 years.
At this stage Sara is having doubts of her relationship with her boyfriend. She weighs up the cost and rewards, realising that she is not satisfied
Grave Dressing Stage
He was a total *******
Sara discusses her feelings with Sam, that she is not satisfied with him, he's not providing for her as much as she does for him. Sam and Sara reevaluate their relationship. At some point they have a heated argument.
The relationship breakdown goes public and the break up is at the point of no return. Sara seeks support from others outside the relationship. Her friend Mila blames her partner.
The relationship is now over. Sara is single and living a better life without him. Sara ties to maintain social credit by creating a story of what happened in the relationship.