7 Emotional Stages Of Being Left On Read That'll Make You Say "Holy Shit, That's Me"

    Guys, it's a serious problem, I swear!

    We've all been there – your friends, your partner, a crush on a dating app, a booty call, or an automated text reply from your bank leaves you on "read" and your whole world crumbles around you.

    That being said, there are some very distinct stages that we all go through when this dreaded event occurs.

    Stage one: Total shock and disbelief.

    Stage two: Being completely rational and definitely not in denial.

    Stage three: Crippling shame.

    Stage four: Searing indignation (punctuated by sudden moments of bargaining).

    Stage five: Emotional abandonment.

    Stage six: Perseverance?

    Stage seven: Aaaaaaaand finally, acceptance.

    It can be easy to let your emotions get the best of you, but all you can do is try harder next time.