Survival Of The Breakup
The entire “process” so to speak when breaking up with a partner can be hard and painful whether you are the initiator or not. Every person will deal and respond to it differently. While some may just “get over it” the journey and experience is different. There is no one-size-fits- all strategy!
Just remember yes it is different, how you are feeling is fine. It is YOUR process, no one else’s so don’t apologise or feel sorry for how you are feeling.
What you need to keep in mind is- Life is full of lessons and some are blessings in disguise, you just haven’t realised it yet.
Read more below on the steps you need to take to survive a breakup
Step 1. Express your emotions
This is the very first step to recovering, “The grieving process” we all go through ups and downs. But it is important to acknowledge whatever it is you are feeling: acceptance, denial, shock, relief, pain, betrayal, fear, sadness….
Step 2. Work through the feelings you are experiencing to find your coping mechanism
It may seem hard right now but this is the first step to ensure you are emotionally, mentally and physically safe and well.
So here I want you to – Find ‘YOU’ again
Sometimes you may feel different, like you have changed especially after a long-term relationship it can be easily done that you do forget about yourself. But learn to embrace this time as an opportunity to explore and make yourself a priority again. Are there any activities that you have always wanted to try? Places you have wanted to eat out at? Do these things now.
Be busy and mingle with your friends
At times of a breakup you may be so ‘strong’ that it ends up being you feel alone. Having support from family and friends is so important, now than ever before. Try not to isolate yourself during these hard times. Those closest to you will make coping easier to deal with because of their love and support.
Step 3. Self Love. Self Care
This is always important, breakup or no breakup. You need to make sure you take time in your day to take care of yourself, in order to take care of others too.
Investing time in self care will build a healthier relationship with yourself that will radiate over to your relationships.
Step 4. Re-establish Trust
Be honest with yourself and others. Learn to never hold back and never settle for less. Remember the role of respect and expressing your feelings.
I promise you will be fine and be YOU again!
Life is full of ups and downs. The trick is to enjoy the good times and to have the courage to go through the bad ones.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. Go and live your best life. Be free!