A necessary part of dating is breaking up. Not all relationships are meant to be. If the person you love leaves you, it often feels like the end of the world. But hey, it’s not! Did you know that swans mate for life and when they lose their lifetime mate, they become vicious and destructive? It’s unbearable to be around them. Fortunately for humans, there’s more than one mate out there for us. And we have the intrinsic ability to mend our hearts and get on with our lives.
While initially we may lose sleep and even our appetites over a break up we eventually find a way out of our grief. Time is a natural healer and you can do your part to make the transition to being ‘happily single’ again easier. Here is a list of things to consider doing to cope with a break up:
10Open up your heart to your mom or your closest friend
Talking is cathartic and those closest to you know exactly how to console you and make you feel better.
In fact, they often find it’s their chance to tell you exactly what they didn’t really like about your mate, something they couldn’t ever do before because they didn’t want to hurt your feelings.
And since they’re the people who know you best, you tend to agree with them and before you know it you’re wondering what you were ever doing in the relationship!
Like Susan, who discovered the guy she thought was her soul mate, was making moves on her friends on the side.
She considered herself lucky that she was out of the relationship and began wishing the break up had happened earlier!