What to do after a breakup

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“Only love can hurt like this. Your kisses burn into my skin…” – from song Only love can hurt like this.

If you have just gone through a breakup, I wish you all the healing you need.

It can feel painful and leaves you empty for a while. However, rest assured that this phase will pass. 

There are steps you can take to help yourself heal and move on.

1. Allow yourself to feel your emotions​

It’s okay to feel sad, angry, hurt, or confused after a breakup. Allow yourself to feel your emotions and express them in a healthy way, such as through journaling, talking with a friend, or engaging in physical activity.

it’s important to remember that everyone processes emotions differently, and what works for one person may not work for another. 

If one way is not helping you to feel better, you may want to explore other coping mechanisms including seeking professional counseling or therapy or practicing mindfulness or meditation. Ultimately, it’s important to listen to your own needs and find what works best for you in terms of coping with your emotions after a breakup.

Feel and accept your emotions. You are human too.

2. Take care of yourself

Self-care is important during this time. Make sure you are getting enough rest, eating nutritious food, and engaging in activities that make you feel good, such as exercise or spending time in nature.

Self-care is very healthy coping mechanism. Love yourself more because you deserve it.

3. Focus on personal growth

Use this time to reflect on your own personal growth and work on yourself. You can try new hobbies, take up a new skill, or learn something new.

Focusing on yourself today will get your mind off of the breakup and will benefit your future self

4. Reach out for support

Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends or family for support. You can also consider seeking professional help from a therapist or counselor.

Family and friends can be great companion after a breakup

5. Avoid contact with your ex

It may be tempting to try to reach out to your ex, but it’s important to take some time to focus on yourself and avoid any contact that may cause more pain or hurt.

Not texting your ex helps both of you heal faster

In conclusion

Remember, healing takes time and it’s important to be patient with yourself. With time and self-care, you will be able to move on and find happiness again.

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