The end of a relationship is always a difficult time, whether or not you are the one who is choosing for it to end. Here are some tips to survive your breakup and come out the other side happier and healthier than ever.
1. Remove access to pictures
Take any pictures you have in frames and on your phone and store them away somewhere (or get rid of them). Not having constant reminders of your ex will be helpful.
2. Unfriend them on social media
I know, I know, this is hard to do. But it is extremely damaging to stalk your ex on social media, so eliminate the chance to do so.
3. Don't jump right into friendship
The urge to remain friends stems from the need not to lose this person from your life. However it is best to have some time and space to evaluate whether you actually need or want them to be around in any way or if you were just holding on.
4. Take time for yourself
Time is the best healing source for a breakup, so take however much time you need. Don't force yourself to move on too quickly, no matter what advice anyone gives you.
5. Get some air
Literally spend time outside in the fresh air. Staying cooped up all day isn't healthy, so you should dedicate time each day to being outside. You'll be surprised by how much clearer your head may feel while walking outdoors.
As humans, we tend to pick the same partners repeatedly. After beginning to heal from a breakup, you may think to yourself that the problems in your last relationship sound pretty familiar to the problems you had in past relationships. Going to therapy can help you heal while figuring out what you need to move forward and find someone better suited for you.
This topic of the week was brought to you by Danielle Adinolfi, MFT