How To Get Over A Painful Relationship Break-up (5 Ways)

Break-ups can be painful especially when you were not expecting it. Everyone feels different when they’re going through a break-up. It’s okay to feel sad, angry or let down after a break-up – lots of people do! What is not okay is to be a prisoner of the past and keep punishing yourself for what you think you didn’t do right.

Well news flash, there is nothing you can do to avoid a break-up; the only partner you can keep is one who wants to be kept.

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Even if you are the one that ended things, there is always this pang of guilt and sadness. In reality, break-ups are stepping stones to a better and improved life. So hang in there friend, you will be okay. You might need a good cry, a big bowl of ice cream and a bed to curl up to sulking. This will only be for a while and you be fine.


1. Allow Yourself Grieve:

Breath in, feel everything and let yourself be human. Your feelings are valid and nobody should tell you how to feel. The first step in healing is being honest about the pain because that is what makes you invincible. You’re losing a big part of your life when you break up with someone. They are a friend, a lover, a confidante and maybe a housemate so you are not expected to leap for joy. Breathe.

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2. Engage With Things That Make You Happy:

It is normal to dust off old habits while dating but this is the time to bring them back; especially those that keep you smiling. You can also explore and develop new habits. The good thing about this is you get to spend more time with yourself and meet new people.

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3. Surround Yourself With A Good Support System:

Its okay to lean on your friends for support while trying to move on from a breakup. hanging out with supportive people helps get your mind off things, and get a different perspective.

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Depending on the specifics of your situation—they may not be surprised to hear the news. Hopefully, they’ll spring into action and help you feel better in the specific ways that only people who really know you can.

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4. Disconnect Totally From Your Ex:

Remove them from social media, getting rid of any physical reminders, and block them if necessary. You don’t want to deal with potential mixed signals, get caught up in their journey by comparing your healing to theirs, or find yourself attempting to pretend to be over your ex online.

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5. Give It Time:

Totally getting over your ex and moving on does not happen at the snap of your fingers. It would take months and if possible a year but trust me, it will be worth it in the end.

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So there you have it! 5 easy ways to get over a breakup and move on with your life for good. I know I miss out on some points, what would you add to the list?

Let me know in the comments!



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