For whatever reasons they happen, breakups are painful. It’s the end of an important chapter of your life and suddenly you are on your own to face what feels like a cataclysmic situation. If you are currently going through this, you need to find ways of coping and moving on with your life.
But what does “getting over” a break up actually mean? Personally, I think that it’s when people finally reach the point where they can allow joy, happiness and particularly hope for the future to get back into their lives.
In this article I will be discussing the main steps which will help you to go through this difficult period.
1) Grieving …
“Time, time and more time…”.
I know it’s a cliché but time is a healer and will definitely make things better.
You must take time plenty of time to go through the healing process. A relationship break up is an emotional wound where your protective shield has been broken and your emotions bruised. You are suffering a loss and need time to work through your grief. The death of your marriage has probably stirred up all type of negative feelings like anger, rejection or failure and you need to take time to repair the emotional scaring.
Although the grieving process is different for each person, there is however 3 major stages:
- Distress, refusal to accept the situation, numbness
- Fear, anxiety and anger
- Realizing, acknowledging, acceptance, moving forward
Towards the end of the 3rd stage you will certainly start feeling stronger and happier and constructive things will begin to emerge.
2) Take good care of yourself
When you are consumed by grief, it might seem trivial to care about yourself, but it’s a vital step in the recovery process. As harsh as it might sound “you need to pick yourself up” and nurture your soul.
Don’t stop caring about your physical appearance ─ your body is your temple and you should treasure it! Looking good on the outside when your confidence has been shattered to pieces will give you a much-needed ego boost! Whilst you are healing, do things to make yourself look and feel better like taking-up exercise or going for an occasional beauty treatment.
3) Get socially active
I think that being busy is one of the most effective therapies you can use on your road to recovery. It’s quite simple: the more you get involved in diverse enjoyable activities, the less time you will be spend pondering about your situation. Don’t let your break up issues become the focal point of your life. Instead, you should try and concentrate on positive things, and socialise with positive people.
Facing the world again as a single person is undoubtedly intimidating, but you should see it as an opportunity to experience new things. Classes and groups are a fantastic way of meeting new people as well as providing a chance to take up something of interest that you’ve never tried before.
By concentrating on doing things you truly enjoy, your life will improve enormously. Being single, healing and growing has an amazing purpose: it’s the path that leads you to get in touch with your true self and ultimately finding someone you are really compatible with.