There are 10 distinct stages of relationships, and how you handle each stage will make or break your relationship success. The chances are good that you have already failed in both the beginning stages and the later stages.
Stage Four of Detachment Stage four is simply ending the relationship. Your focus is entirely on you. You’ve physically moved away from your Narcissist, you’ve cut all contact and you feel really good about your decision. You realize in time you will forgive him and yourself, but right now, you want nothing to do with him.
According to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, in her book called “On Death and Dying”, there are five stages of grief. However, one should not conclude that these stages only apply in case of personal death or somebody else’s death. We can experience the stages in other traumatic life events such as social rejection, divorce, break-up, disease, etc. Although she is popular for her grief model, she also did a lot of research on other aspects associated with death, dying and overall personal trauma.