Moving on after a broken relationship won’t be easy. It doesn’t matter if that relationship was short or long-term, you might still feel sadness, loneliness, and a range of other negative emotions.
So, don’t worry if you struggle for a while after breaking up but do remember that your life isn’t over. As glib as this might sound, you will be able to move on. The key is helping yourself in the process, as by making positive decisions, you will start to feel happier.
Here are some tips we hope you find useful.
Let Go of the Person
If the relationship is definitely over, there is no point hoping for a second chance. You might only face rejection if you pursue them, so leave them be. And don’t follow them on social media either. Especially if they seem to move on faster than you do, you might start to feel heartbreak anew if you keep up with their personal lives. So, stop all contact if it’s possible to do so, and think more about yourself and your needs, and less about them.
Remove Reminders of the Relationship
If there are still things that belong to your ex-partner in your home, get them back to him. You don’t have to do this in person, as somebody else might deliver them for you. By removing these reminders, you will have less cause to think about your ex, and you might start to move on emotionally. Despite the expense, you might want to leave your home too, especially if you are renting, and if you shared it with your ex. A new place to live can give you a fresh start, and with fewer reminders of that other person. So, consider the option if it is practical to do so, look online for places you can afford, and save money by comparing house and apartment moving services.
Look After Yourself
Now is not the time to give up on exercise, healthy eating, or other aspects of your wellbeing. As tempting as it might be to let these things go when you’re feeling miserable, you will only make yourself feel worse. So, level up your self-care as will start to feel physically and mentally better if you do. Go for a walk every day, make the effort to cook (or ask your friends to cook for you), and do something creative to give you something to focus on.
Be With People
There will be times when you want to be left alone, and that’s okay. But don’t completely self-isolate yourself, as you will benefit when you have people to talk to, and when you have people to distract you from your heartbreak. So, get together with your friends and family. Offload to them if you need to. And do something fun with them, as the more opportunities you have to laugh and smile, the better.
There will be a day when you feel like dating again, but give yourself time to heal first as rebound relationships rarely work out. Follow our suggestions, take time out for yourself, and gather support around you. Your broken heart will start to mend eventually, and you will then be ready to meet somebody anew.
Take care, and thanks for reading!