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Zayn Left One Direction, Holy Sh-t: Your 7 Stages Of Recovery

Let's deal with this together.

So you've heard that Zayn Malik has left One Direction for good, and you need to know how to cope. You've come to the right place. Let's walk through these emotions together:

  1. Shock: I can't handle this. I'm outta here.

    Sure, some people may have seen this coming when Zayn left the tour due to stress, but I never thought he'd go this far! I'm simply not prepared.

  2. Sadness: This is the end. Goodbye.

    No Zayn? That means no One Direction, right? Wrong. Harry, Niall, Louis and Liam will still continue on, as they said in their statement.

  3. Acceptance?: And we try to act like everything's OK.

    Oh, was I blasting Zayn's high note in "Steal My Girl"? I didn't notice. Nothing to see here, people. Move along. I'm DEFINITELY NOT IN MOURNING.

  4. Denial: Honestly, there can't be 1D without Zayn.

    You just can't have 4/5ths of a band. Like, c'mon now.

  5. Mania: I see you scheming, Zayn girls.

    I'm going over to his house. I'm gonna straighten things out. I got this, guys.

  6. Deep, Deep Sadness: Even though Zayn will be so much happier.

    Zayn said he's leaving because he just wants to be a "normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time." I mean, that will be difficult since he's already famous, but it's his decision, and I hope it works out.

  7. Understanding: We get it Zayn. And we still love you.

    This is all you, Zayn. We support you.