Some break-ups are a big relief; others can seemingly come out of nowhere and leave you utterly heartbroken. Even shorter-lived relationships can take a long time to recover from, particularly if the emotions involved were intense, and it might take you longer to get over these than you might realize.
While some of your heartbreak might be easy to get your head around, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t the need for some healing no matter what the circumstances. If you have recently experienced the end of a relationship and are feeling a little bit lost, here are some tips that could help you move forward and eventually get ready to open your heart to someone else.
Try to Find Positive Distractions
It can be easy to begin obsessing over your previous relationship, even if you were the one who chose to end things. Hindsight is a powerful tool, and when you start to see the relationship from a different perspective, it’s easy to get stuck on the things that you didn’t like or attempt to decipher something vague or cryptic your ex once said to you.
While reflecting on your previous relationship isn’t necessarily a bad thing, if it is starting to dominate your thoughts, it can make moving on harder. This is why finding positive distractions could be a good idea, whether that means taking up a new hobby, hanging out with your friends, or even getting lost in a book or TV show for an hour or …