How to Get Over a Relationship Break-up

Written by on October 27, 2018

A relationship break-up can be tough no matter what the situation. Everyone feels different when they’re going through a break-up. It’s OK to feel sad, angry or let down after a break-up – lots of people do.

It happens to everyone. Sometimes, the thrill seemingly vanishes from a once-perfect relationship.

The things you once appreciated about your partner are now the very same catalysts for knock-down, drag-out fights. Their cute little habits that attracted you in the first place now annoy you. It’s a fact of life that relationships can and do deteriorate, and break-ups do happen.

  • Give yourself some space. You don’t need to shut your ex out of your life but it might be helpful to try to avoid the person for a while after the break-up – this can mean online, too.
  • Keep busy. You might find yourself with too much free time on your hands, especially on weekends. Plan ahead and do things that you usually enjoy.
  • Take time out for you. Do things that you find relaxing, like watching a movie, playing or listening to music, meditating, reading or playing sport.
  • Talk to friends and family and others who can support you. It’s OK to want some time to yourself but hanging out with supportive people helps get your mind off things, and get a different perspective
  • Try not to use alcohol and other drugs to deal with the pain. While they might help you feel better at first, the after-effects will leave you feeling much worse.
  • Give it time. Allow yourself time to cope with the change after a break-up.
  • Try to get regular sleep and exercise.

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