How To Deal With A Break Up: 4 Tips That Will Help You Get Through The Tough Times of Breaking Up With Someone You Love
Getting over a breakup with someone you love isn’t easy. No matter how you ended your relationship, the feeling of loss after being dumped by your partner are sometimes so intense that it can be difficult to cope with on your own. No matter how strong you are, breaking up with someone you had true feelings for is always painful. We can’t avoid the stress of breaking up, but it’s certainly possible to make it hurt less.
1. Be independent
It’s important to know that every relationship, even the best one, may end eventually. Of course, I’m not telling you to think about it constantly. That takes away all of the fun of being with someone. You have to find happiness within yourself and it can’t be dependent on another person. Happiness doesn’t come from “being with someone.” Don’t try and “posses” another person or let your feelings be controlled by their presence. You can build a future with another person, but never base your happiness, self-confidence, or self-esteem on someone. Being with someone isn’t the solution to your personal problems or a reason for a self-esteem boost. You have to find happiness and confidence in yourself. There is a significant difference between being supportive and being needy, so never expect too much from your partners. Don’t try to stay in contact with your ex no matter what. Spending time with him or her will only cause you pain—keep you from moving on.
2. Give yourself time
You just broke up with someone you loved and miss like crazy; give yourself the chance to process your emotions. Don’t be afraid to talk to one of your friends about what you are feeling. Both men and women have trouble dealing with breakups, obviously, so don’t feel bad if you are having a rough time at first. Eventually, as you move past these feelings of sadness, you can open back up and let your personality shine. Don’t forget that friends and family can be a great support system, and may even give you some advice. Try to turn your post-breakup pain into a source of inspiration and feeling good about yourself again.
3. Keep yourself busy
Do things you like more often. Do things that you didn’t have time for when you were in a relationship. Don’t forget about sports and exercise, which release natural endorphins and improve mood. Try going to the gym, running, or playing football, do whatever physical activity makes you happy. The gym will keep you feeling good about your body. Do whatever feels good for a while, no matter what that may entail – play video games, listen to music, or work harder. Whatever activity keeps you absorbed, do it. Try to be productive. Hang out with your friends. Don’t just stay at home. Incorporate new activities into your life and meet new people. It will give you encouragement to focus on your creativity. You can also try focusing on your career.
4. Don’t force yourself into seeing someone else
If you are still in love with your ex-girlfriend, give yourself time to heal before getting involved with someone else. Don’t try to find someone to fill the space in your heart. Don’t go out and fuck around. It might help in the beginning, but you need to build intimacy to have great sex. Don’t be unrealistic and unfairly compare another person to your ex. It’s important to make sure you are ready to begin dating again. Meaningless sex may feel great at first but none of that will make you feel any better. Remember—you have to feel good and happy in yourself before you can be with anyone else.
After all – don’t forget: Time heals all wounds.