You’ve heard the news, you’ve shed the tears, here’s how you’re going to get through One Direction’s hiatus.


Things got real this weekend as The Sun sent teenage hearts into meltdown with the announcement that they had reason to believe One Direction will be taking a hiatus next year to each work on solo projects. We’ve been watching old X Factor auditions on repeat and wondering where it all went wrong.

A quick sweep of Twitter has reassured us that every else is feeling the same, as we’re yet to hear of a Take That style helpline for devastated fans (but GMB are doing a Q+A) we thought we’d make our own online support group, to let you know we’re all in the same tear-filled boat. Here’s the five stages of One Direction loss and grief.

Denial and Isolation

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The first stage of loss is denial. Your knee jerk reaction to seeing news you don’t want to believe is true is to try and rationalise. It’s a defence mechanism and totally normal. It’s ok, Directioners, anything that makes you feel better.

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Next comes anger as the effects of denial lessen and you begin to understand the reality of the situation and start to consider the possibilities. It’s an intense phase and you will look for anywhere to place the blame. We’re currently leading a witch hunt for Louis Walsh as we’re pretty sure he’s to blame for this in one way or another.

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Now we’re coming to terms with the fact that this might actually have to be a real problem, we’re looking for any way to stop it from happening. We’ll swap you the clothes off our back, all our worldly possessions, even our families just for a little longer with 1D. We’re asking all the questions we want to avoid, what if Zayn had never left? Could the news be his fault?

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Call your loved ones and get roll yourself up in a duvet. You’ll need to ride this one out with waves of emotions ranging from practicality e.g. “What am I going to do now?”, (no 5SOS is not an ok alternative) and despair.
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Acceptance is a luxury. You’ll get there in your own time, don’t worry. We’re not going to judge if you have their albums on repeat for a week and wearing all their merch at once. We’re doing exactly the same.
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