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How to Cope with a Sudden Breakup in a Long-Term Relationship

How to Cope with a Sudden Breakup in a Long-Term Relationship

If you’ve been in a long-term relationship with your boyfriend, there are a few red flags that could signal trouble. These may include a recent change in the relationship or a secretive behavior by your boyfriend. Your boyfriend might have explained his actions and feelings to you but haven’t given you any more details. Regardless, it’s not the time to nag your boyfriend.

Investing in yourself

After a long-term relationship ends suddenly and unexpectedly, it’s natural to feel lost and confused. Although you may have been aware of the breakup for months or even years, the sudden shock still leaves you feeling overwhelmed and scared. This can lead to unhealthy emotional investment in others. If you want to feel better, invest in yourself and your own happiness. Here are some ways to do it.

Reclaiming a strong self-concept

Having a strong self-concept is very important for a person to recover after a sudden breakup, as the ending of a long-term relationship can have a profound impact on the way a person perceives themselves. If the relationship was abusive, it is likely that your identity was merged with your partner’s. Now it’s time to re-define yourself, and get over the mistakes of the past.

Despite your desire to reconnect with your ex, your ego and self-concept will probably be battered, making it difficult to move forward. Luckily, you can use the breakup as a springboard to rebuild your confidence and self-esteem. By doing these four things, you’ll soon be feeling like …

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