Dealing With a Breakup: Five Different Ways to Cope
Breakups are rarely ever a happy thing. Unless they happen mutually and you both become great friends afterwards (it’s more common than you think!), you’re probably going to go through a tough time of feeling hopeless, useless and generally depressed. However, there are plenty of different ways to get over a breakup and in this article, we’re going to be explaining five different methods to cope.
- Find a creative outlet to express your emotions
Ever wonder why so many popular singers perform songs about breakups? Simple; because getting creative is a great outlet to express your emotions. Whether you write, sing, dance or paint, getting creative is a good distraction that can help you release some of your emotions.
- Find a way to get your ex back
Thanks to programs like Brad Browning’s book and just general advice that is all over the internet, more and more people are interested in getting their former lovers back. While it might seem like a terrible idea for some people, getting back with an ex-partner can actually have some great benefits. For instance, you’ll both learn what went wrong in a relationship, you’ll have time to mature and make things work again and it’s possible that you just need time apart. However, it’s good to remember that you could just be in the denial or bargaining stage of your grief, so give yourself some time before you consider this option.
- Find a new hobby to take your mind off it
Hobbies are a fantastic way to keep your mind off your breakup. Perhaps you could take up exercises like jogging or you could go to the gym as a way to get fit, or maybe you could learn a creative art and combine this tip with the first one. There are plenty of ways to take your mind off the breakup, and it all starts with finding a new hobby to distract yourself.
- Remind yourself there are more opportunities in life
It’s cliché to say it, but there are always other opportunities in the future. Whether it’s focusing on your career instead of splitting your time between a relationship and your commitments or finding a new partner that understands you better, there will always be other opportunities in life and the breakup you’re experiencing now doesn’t have to be something that lingers in your mind forever.
- Do things that you enjoy
It can be hard to get excited about something after a breakup. Things that you used to love such as hanging out with friends, cooking or even going for a walk can feel like a chore. Instead of feeling depressed all the time and sitting at home, remind yourself that there are plenty of things that can bring joy to your life. The hardest part is pulling yourself together and giving yourself the strength to get outside and continue living your life and doing the things you love.
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