5 Tips to Get Over a Breakup

5 Tips to Get Over a Breakup
5 Tips to Get Over a Breakup. Image provided by Enywaru Pius via Unsplash

5 Tips to Get Over a Breakup

Are you struggling with a breakup? Well, breakups can be extremely agonizing. What’s more, a break up can leave you feeling guilty, confused, let down, sad and angry.

A breakup tends to trigger intense emotions because we are wired to form connections with others. Whether you have made a decision to “give up” your relationship, or your significant other has rejected you, knowing how to cope in a healthy way can be difficult.

You might be tempted to numb your emotions by binging on alcohol or food. However, such coping mechanisms are ineffective, and they will only offer you temporary relief. In addition, when used over an extended period, such strategies can have negative effects on your well-being.

With that being said, it is important that you adopt healthier ways of coping. This article will give you insights on how to cope with a painful break-up. Please keep reading.

If you need it, try seeking some therapy to help you process the breakup. You should never do it alone. Allow someone to help!

Give yourself some space.

It can be difficult to transition from spending a lot of time with your significant other to spending time alone. However, it is important that you avoid meeting, or communicating with your ex-partner for some time.

The temptation to pass by your ex’s place is likely to be strong, but it is important that you resist the urge so that you can be able move on with your life. Try to shift your thoughts away from your ex-partner so that you can start the healing process. If you have burning issues you would like to address, it is paramount that you give yourself wait for at least one month.

5 Tips to Get Over a Breakup
5 Tips to Get Over a Breakup. Image provided by Andrew Neel via Unsplash

Keep yourself busy.

A good way of getting over heartbreak is to keep yourself busy doing the things you love. It is advisable that you indulge yourself in fun and enjoyable activities rather than obligatory ones like work or school, which are more demanding and stressful.

Having said that, it is important that you take time out your busy schedule and enjoy a movie, vacation, a walk in the park or on the ocean, and any other activity that will help you cope with the difficult times.

Reconnect with family and friends or something positive that can deliver some positivity during a rough period!

Getting support after a breakup is highly important.


Therefore, it is important that you prioritize meeting with your therapist, friends and family. If you are not able to spend one-on-one time with your folks and friends, you may catch up on the phone.

Sharing what you are going through with your support system is a great way of getting your mind off the horrible experience. What’s more, you get to see things from a different perspective by leaning on your support system.

Avoid Negatives Things to Escape The Pain

There is certainly no problem with enjoying some good meal and a glass of wine with a couple of friends. However, the desire to distract yourself after a breakup can make you engage in excessive shopping, dating, eating, or even drinking.

While such activities might help you escape the pain, they will not solve your problems. In other words, the after-effects may leave you feeling much worse. Having said that, it is important that you allow yourself to feel the sadness so that you can heal.

Take care of yourself

It is important that you create time for yourself. Ensure that you get adequate sleep, eat a balanced diet, and exercise regularly. In addition, it is important that you schedule an appointment with your therapist so that she can help you address the negative thoughts and emotions.


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