How to Get ThroughYour Break-up

by Vivian Crosswhite

About Vivian Crosswhite

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Based in Atlanta, Vivian Crosswhite has been writing for over 15 years, with work appearing on various websites. Crosswhite has been a writing coach for high-school students in the Atlanta area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing.

How to Get ThroughYour Break-up

Getting through a breakup can be an emotionally draining experience, but there are things you can do to help ease the transition. The length of time that you were with your mate does not solely determine how emotionally invested you are in that person. You can be with someone just a short time and realize that breaking up is not as easy as you thought it would be. The way you deal with your emotions after a breakup will have a direct effect on how long it will take you to move on with your life.

Buy a book you have been wanting to read and dive in. You can divert your mind from the breakup by reading a good book. Don't ignore your feelings, but doing things other than focusing on the breakup can keep you from obsessing over it.

Have a movie marathon. Rent some good comedies and get your emotions going in a positive direction.

Take time out for yourself. It can take a while to come to terms with a breakup, and sometimes you just need time alone. Don't isolate yourself, but set aside some time for you that's free from other people and obligations.

Eat healthfully and exercise. Keeping your body in good shape is important for combating stress and depression. Also, make sure you are getting plenty of sleep.

Call someone you trust. A trusted friend or relative can offer an ear to listen to your problems. Crying and letting out your feelings is a healthy way to address your breakup and will help you on your road to recovery.

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Tip

  • Don't let other people minimize your feelings. Only you know how you feel.

Warnings

  • If you feel as if you are unable to be happy, talk to a doctor about possible depression.
  • If you want to hurt yourself or someone else, call 911 for immediate help.

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