Breaking up can be a very traumatic event and almost always causes huge changes in a person’s life. Moving on after a relationship break up can be very difficult. You can feel stuck for a very long time and it might even be difficult to go through normal activities.
Healing a broken heart and moving on after a breakup or divorce is something that can take time but time is not the only factor in the healing process. There are some other things that you can do to help yourself recover and move on with your life.
If you have recently suffered a break up and it’s been difficult for you, here are 3 ways to heal you heal and get your life back…
1. Give yourself the space and the time to grieve the relationship without drowning in your grief. When there has been a relationship breakup or divorce, it’s often tempting to do things that keep your grief alive. You might be tempted to play music that was special to you and your partner, to visit places where you went together as a couple, and to constantly think and worry about your ex. If you find yourself doing this and it is causing you pain, stop doing it. If you need to, set aside time to cry everyday, but don’t keep yourself stuck in your past.
2. Start looking at “what is” instead of focusing on “what was” or “what might have been.” One of the biggest ways people keep themselves from moving on after a break up or divorce is that they live in a fantasy world about what the relationship was or could have been. If you truly want to heal from this relationship, take a realistic look at what is and was actually true about this relationship and accept this truth, instead of conjuring up stories that have no basis of truth.
3. Take some time to figure out what you learned from this relationship and what you want in a new relationship before you start dating again. Your friends may give you relationship advice that urges you to start dating as soon as possible. Before you do, it’s important to take the time and space to heal your heart and to discover what you want in your life. While it’s normal to dwell in the past after a break up, looking toward what you want will help you to heal.
We suggest that today you begin your healing process and start shaping your life the way you want it to be.