Since their on-off romance began in 2012, many fans have been left disappointed and worried about Robert Pattinson’s well-being. Finally, after nearly two years of false starts and speculation, the Twi-Hard have called it quits. On March 18, 2019, fans witnessed the breakup of their relationship by sharing a heartbreaking video of themselves begging for their beloved to return. While many fans hoped the two would reconcile and live happily ever after, it seems that their separation is indeed for the best. Here, we’re taking a closer look at how this break up might have changed the lives of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart fans.

The Stressfulness Of This Time

Even if you didn’t follow the on-off saga of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart closely, you may still be aware of the countless hours of distress they’ve caused their fans. For those who’ve been around since the beginning, this time has undoubtedly been stressful. Since 2012, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have had a shaky relationship, constantly sabotaging their on-again, off-again romance with one another. Their constantly shifting relationship status only served to increase the amount of stress and uncertainty fans felt during this time. In late 2017, the pair even went on a two-week vacation to Switzerland, seemingly further fracturing their romance. Fans had to wait until March 18, 2019, to finally get some positive news regarding their separation. After nearly two years, Stewart announced that she and Pattinson had decided to call it quits and permanently distance themselves from one another. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Stewart stated,

‘It just wasn’t working out… He’s such a sweetheart and I love him but I don’t want to marry him anymore. It’s not that I don’t want to be with him, it’s that I don’t want to make the same mistake twice.’

While many fans were relieved to hear that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had finally decided to end their relationship, the stressfulness of this time will no doubt still weigh heavily on their minds. As much as they want to move on and try to forget this part of their past, it will undoubtedly be a struggle. This is evident in Stewart’s desire to remain private about their separation and fans’ continuous calls for her to speak out about it. Even if she decides to speak to the press regarding their divorce, it will likely be done with the utmost care in order to protect their privacy. Having been through this experience, Stewart knows how crucial it is to take time to heal and be with people she cares about. This is evident in the fact that she’s chosen to spend her time since the separation focused on her work. She’s even taken on a side project of interviewing famous people, a way of addressing her own experience with fame and interviewing people who’ve been through similar situations. While this may seem like a private matter to Stewart, it’s important to remember that this is the kind of attention she’s been craving for years. The fact that she’s finally taking the time to heal and build a life for herself makes all the difference. This is something that Robert Pattinson could have undoubtedly provided, but selfishly chose not to. The fact that Stewart decided to call it quits despite the fact that Pattinson could have been there for her shows how much he hurt her and how much he’s owed an apology for that. While many fans may still harbor ill will towards him, it’s time for him to take responsibility for the pain he’s caused.

The Effect On Fans’ Mental Health

Another important factor that fans should consider is the effect this time of separation has had on their mental health. Because they’ve been so obsessed with this topic for so long, it’s not surprising that fans are now suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. For those who’ve been through intense emotions regarding this time, it’s only natural that they’d struggle with sleep, eating disorders, and anxiety. The stressfulness of this time has undoubtedly taken a toll on their overall mental health and well-being. The amount of time that fans’ were forced to spend worrying and guessing about a potential reconciliation between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart made this issue particularly salient. There was also an important public health issue regarding this obsession as many fans speculated that Stewart was suffering from depression or had thoughts of suicide. It was only through constant reassurance from friends and loved ones that she was indeed okay. While she’ll undoubtedly want to keep this part of her life private, it’s important to remember that she’s not alone in this world and that she’s not suffered psychologically as a result of this. This is undoubtedly a relief to her fans as it shows that she’s strong and independent and can cope with things on her own without the need for others to hold her hand through this process.

The Effect On Their Career

Another important aspect that fans need to consider is the effect this time of separation has had on their careers. Because fans have been so preoccupied with this topic for so long, many of them were unable to focus on other areas of their careers. This also means that they had to put in more hours than usual in order to keep up with the demanding schedules they had while their minds were obsessively fixed on Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. While this might not seem like a big deal to those who aren’t fans of the couple, the amount of stress and strain this caused them is important to consider. Even when they weren’t working, fans had to be sure they were keeping up with the latest news regarding their on-again, off-again romance. The fact that fans had to rely on gossip and speculation is disheartening and an example of how celebrity can be so incredibly taxing. While it’s been two years since the breakup and they’ve both moved on, it’s important to remember that this time was extremely difficult and that this isn’t something they’ll necessarily get over easily. Even now, many fans are still wondering when their relationship will get repaired and if they’ll ever be able to feel happy and comfortable again.