Whether short and intense or several years long, a breakup can leave you feeling out of sorts on every level. Here’s what to do when a relationship comes to an end.
Take The Time You Need
It’s important to take the time you need to heal emotionally. There is no magic formula, so do what feels right. In the meantime, focus on things that bring you joy, especially things you may not have had time for when you were coupled up. If you start dating again quickly avoid the temptation to get too serious too soon—no one wants to be your rebound.
Turn To Your Support Group
You know who they are. The friends and family members who know exactly what to say to make you feel your best. Also, the ones who will listen without judgment and without pushing you to do what they want you to do. Lean on them.
Hide Your Ex From Your Feed
If it feels too drastic to unfriend your ex at least hide them from your social media feeds. This will help you avoid the frequent reminders when all you are trying to do is get them off your mind. If you can’t keep yourself from scrolling their profile or wall, unfriend your ex.
Even if you were the one to initiate the breakup ending things is rarely easy. Focus on the joy they brought you and let the rest go.