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:
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.
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.
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.
Denial: Honestly, there can't be 1D without Zayn.
You just can't have 4/5ths of a band. Like, c'mon now.
Mania: I see you scheming, Zayn girls.
I'm going over to his house. I'm gonna straighten things out. I got this, guys.
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.
Understanding: We get it Zayn. And we still love you.
This is all you, Zayn. We support you.