For addicts, those in recovery, and people in general, dealing with a relationship breakup can be extremely difficult. When it's over, and you are faced with reality, rebuilding your life can seem impossible. You've probably heard how time heals all, and it does, but that does not make anything better or easier.
Dealing with life after a breakup can bring on many challenges. There are lots of behaviors that can surface that you need to be aware of.
Below we put together a list of things of you should and should not do after breaking up with your partner.
Allow Yourself To Mourn
Processing a breakup from a person you used to love can feel like someone has died. The grief can be just as immense. Allow yourself to feel all of the feelings and do not repress them. When you are finally ready to move forward and start dating again, you will not have so much anger and sadness built up.
Everyone has a different timeline for mourning the loss of a relationship but please do not let it ruin your life. As one door closes, another one will open. All you have to do is have faith that things will get better if you want them to.
Reclaim Your Life
For most, picking yourself back up and reclaiming your life can be difficult as well. Everything you do, and see, reminds you of the other person. It's almost as if you cannot even cook yourself dinner without breaking down and thinking of all the meals you two made together. This is normal to feel this way and most every person will have these types of feelings when dealing with a split.
You have to get your life back and you cannot wallow in your misery for ever. Start out small, take baby steps, and start doing things again that you love. Do not try to accomplish getting everything back at once. This can be overwhelming and make you regress in your healing.
Avoid Bad Behaviors
You are going to want to take your anger and frustrations out on people. More than likely your Ex is at the top of the list. You really have to do your best to have self control and not embarrass yourself. You also do not want to do anything that you will regret later in life.
These bad behaviors can be stalking in real life, or stalking online. Stay away from their social media accounts and de-friend them if you have to. After you have healed, and have moved on, you can send a new friend request in the future. Do not waste your time and energy on revenge. Remember that two wrongs do not make a right! Also, don't go out "on the hunt." Trying to find a rebound is just a crappy thing to do as a person, and is crappy to do to someone!
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