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Coping with a relationship breakup isn’t easy. No matter who initiated it, the experience can be one of the most painful processes in life.
If you didn’t see it coming, you may feel shocked and powerless. If it was a particularly close or long-lasting relationship, you may feel heartbroken, lost and even physically ill.
A breakup can cloud your sense of self, as you go from "we" to "me." Sometimes the most difficult part is not so much losing the other person, but losing the dreams you had for a future together.
As you move through the grieving process and try to pick up the pieces, it helps to have friends and family by your side. Also, there’s no shame in working through your feelings with a professional if needed.
Here are 6 strategies to help you cope with your breakup in the healthiest way possible:
Almost everyone will experience a breakup at some point in their lives. It’s a natural part of life, and relationships usually end for good reasons. After a while, the sadness from the breakup will begin to lift and you’ll start to move on. Over time, you’ll get to a point of acceptance.
If, after two months, you still feel as bad as you did the first week of your breakup or if you are having trouble going about your life, you may be suffering from depression. In this case, consider reaching out to a mental health professional for help.
Get support from Linden Oaks Behavioral Health.
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