As humans, we draw great strength from our significant others. However, many-a-times our love stories do not see a "happily ever after". Factors like communication gap, lack of quality time, mistrust, egos, long distance, or other conflicts may lead to the downfall of our relationships.
A breakup can be one of the most stressful and emotional experiences in our life. Whatever may be the reason for the split, a breakup can trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling emotions. As well as grieving the loss of your relationship, you may feel confused, isolated, and fearful about the future. But there are plenty of things you can do to cope with the pain, get through this difficult time, and even move on with a renewed sense of hope and optimism.
Recognizing that it's OK to have different feelings. It's normal to feel sad, angry, exhausted, frustrated, and confused-and these feelings can be intense. One may also feel anxious about the future. Accept that reactions like these will lessen over time. Even if the relationship was unhealthy, venturing into the unknown is frightening. Give yourself a break. Give yourself permission to feel and to function at a less than optimal level for a period of time. You may not be able to be quite as productive on the job or care for others in exactly the way you're accustomed to for a little while. Take time to heal, regroup, and re-energize.
Don't go through this alone. Sharing your feelings with friends and family can help you get through this period. Isolating yourself can raise your stress levels, reduce your concentration, and get in the way of your work, other relationships, and overall health. Don't be afraid to get outside help if you need it.
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