We’ve all been there. We’ve all had that period of time trying to get past a break-up. Here are 3 tips on how to survive grow from the experience from the lovely Liz at WeLoveDates.com.
My sister just broke up with her boyfriend of one year, and understandably, she’s having a very difficult time. No matter how good the reason is for a break-up, they all have one thing in common…they suck. It’s easier said than done, but here are a few tips I shared with my sister to get her smiling again!
1. No contact! It might seem like a good idea to stay friendly with your ex right away, but you are doing yourself no favors in the long run! You need to give yourself time away from him or her, to figure out your new identity on your own. And yes, you are going to miss them, but there will always be time for friendship later.
2. No New Relationships! People love to say that the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else, and while there might be a tad bit of merit to that statement, if you’re on the rebound don’t go trying to fall in love again so soon. Take your time. Spend time with your friends and family. Let things evolve naturally and if this means you aren’t looking for anything serious for a long time, so be it. Until then, keep it mellow…with flirting, casual sex (hey, if you’ve got an itch…) and taking your time!
3. No ignoring your feelings. Whenever we go through tough times, it’s natural to try to numb our feelings; it’s just too painful to face reality sometimes! But the fastest way to get through something is to keep going in a straight direction-not around or some alternate route. Keep the faith and believe that you will make it out the other side.
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