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How to overcome heartbreaks

Post by Dr Bhavna Barmi & team on Sunday, October 9, 2022

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We all face heartbreak at some point in our lives, whether it be the breakup of a romantic connection with an ex, your special someone being unfaithful, the person you truly love not returning your love, the end of a friendship with a friend, or a number of other situations. There are numerous causes of heartbreak, as well as numerous solutions for mending a shattered heart.

Because you give love—and being in love is one of the nicest feelings in the world—heartbreak and pain occur. Nobody enters a relationship expecting to be heartbroken. But you can't predict what the future will bring. The chance of experiencing heartbreak comes with being in love.

After a breakup, one may experience sentiments of sadness, loneliness, grief, or wrath. All you have to do is get back up, keep going, be resilient, and learn how to trust again. Following are some steps that you can take to overcome heartbreaks.

The first step is acceptance

Acceptance, or accepting things as they are, is the first step in moving past a breakup. Accept that your love-related relationship is over and that it's time to move on. Stop imagining that you can reconcile, that this is just a phase, or that you are taking a short break. I know this is painful to hear.

If you hold onto the hope of reconciling with your partner, you won't be able to move on. Try to accept the circumstance if you believe you did your share and your best to repair the relationship but it isn't working. It won't be simple; you can choose to remain in denial, but as time goes on, acceptance will become simpler.

Be a better person and extend forgiveness.

Try to be forgiving as you progressively come to terms with the breakup. Be the greater person and strive to forgive, even if you've been cheated on or left hanging by a thread.

Forgive yourself as well if you are to blame for your relationship's breakup. The weight vanishes the moment you actually learn to forgive. You might never forget that time in your life, but forgiving someone will at least relieve you from any pent-up resentment, hatred, or guilt.

Consider the positive

It is possible to maintain optimism even after experiencing heartache. Every event, so the saying goes, has a purpose. Start to wonder if your ex isn't the right person for you and whether being still seeing your ex would prevent you from finding a better partner.

Develop the mindset that good things are about to happen in your life. After the breakup, start by being gentle to yourself. Exercise and mindfulness meditation should be a part of your morning routine, and you should tell yourself daily affirmations like, "I will be okay. It's going to be a great day today. Better things are on the horizon for me. You refer to this as the law of attraction. As soon as you start thinking something will happen, it does. When you have a positive outlook, good things will occur.

Don't run from the pain

Avoiding suffering is the worst thing you can do after a breakup. As a defensive strategy, suppression is blocking or avoiding heartache. It is detrimental.

Face your suffering, cry, or express it. Do not conceal your emotions. You'll recover from the heartbreak faster if you allow yourself to grieve as much as you'd want.

People cry frequently, and that's normal. It does not indicate weakness. Moving forward is a brave decision.

Take your recovery one day at a time.

Take your time to recover one day at a time since, according to relationship experts, all wounds eventually mend. The recovery procedure is not simple. Even while it might not feel like things are returning to normal right now, if you give yourself time to recover each day, eventually everything will be OK. Some folks may heal more quickly. It will take time for some. There is no set time limit, but eventually time will mend your wounds.

Get out and mingle

Don't wallow in your loneliness and grief because those are common post-breakup emotions. Spend time with your friends, go out and mingle, meet new people, explore new locations, or go on a trip. Spending time with your support network and discussing your emotions is good emotional venting after a breakup.

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