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iVillage: Breaking Off Your Engagement: The Rules

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Expect Some Sadness

Even if you know in your heart that you made the right decision, you need to mourn the end of your relationship. It’s normal to feel bad about hurting someone you care about and even miss your ex-fiancé. “You’re letting go of a life you envisioned,” says Paz. “You’re still going to be tearful. You’re still going to feel sad. You’re still going to feel empty. You still hurt someone. So understand that you might have bouts of relief when you feel ‘I’m free!’ But you might also have smaller bouts of feeling very sad, too."

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