How To Deal With A Break Up When Your Hearts Been Broken

By , January 31, 2015 8:55 pm

Have you just been dumped by a boyfriend or girlfriend that you cared a lot about? Is your heart broken? Are you not sure how to move on? Here’s how to deal with a break up.

First of all, make sure that the relationship is truly over. Sometimes people break up on the spur of the moment and regret it almost immediately. Other times, couples just need a “breather” to get a sense of whether to move on.

So, make sure that the relationship is truly over before following the advice in the rest of this article.

But, once you are ready to move on, there are some things you can do to assist in the healing process.

First of all, get rid of all of your ex’s things. Do a “property swap” where you give them their stuff and they give you yours. If there are little things like toothbrushes that don’t necessarily need to be exchanged, throw them away.

Your ex may have given you gifts that you value. You don’t necessarily want to get rid of these things, but you also don’t want them to be a constant reminder of the break up. For the time being, box them up and put them in the attic. The idea is that you don’t want anything around that reminds you of your ex.

The next step in how to deal with a break up is to cut off communication with your ex. While at some time in the future you might be able to be “just friends,” right now is not the time. You have some healing to do and it’s best to do it without him or her in your life.

So, don’t see each other casually, phone, email, text or otherwise keep the ties that bind. If you are in the same school or workplace, make an effort to keep your distance without being rude.

After a break up, you are likely to be hurting and you won’t want to go out and be social right away. But you should! Staying in and eating pints of Ben and Jerry’s is not how to deal with a break up! Instead, get out there and reconnect with friends and family. Make a point of participating in girl’s and guy’s nights out.

Also, take advantage of this period of your life to explore new interests. It may be a good distraction to take up cycling or cooking. Take an art class or join a book discussion group. Get back into your workout routine at the gym or start with a beginning yoga class. Your ability to deal with the loss of your ex will, in large part, be a reflection of whether you can get back out into the real world without him or her.

At some point, you will find that you are attracted to another person. Make some overtures even if you don’t think it will turn out to be the love of your life. A rebound relationship can help you get over an ex. And that is how to deal with a break up.

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