We all go through heartbreaks and more times than not they are quite painful. Healing from a painful breakup is not fun but it is something that must happen.

Regardless of how the breakup happened, moving on is never as simple as we want it to be. You have to be in the right place within yourself before you can truly get over that previous relationship. Because we all know how breakups feel I am not going to go too in depth on that but just know if you are going through emotional pain from a breakup the things below will help you begin to heal.

7 Ways You Can Help Your Heart Heal When You’ve Gone Through A Painful Breakup:

1. Stop refusing to feel what you are so clearly feeling.

Allow yourself to feel what you are feeling. Don’t force yourself to lock those emotions away. If you ignore your true feelings nothing will ever get better. You have to accept it, feel it, and move forward.

2. Actually, think about why it happened.

Really think about why the breakup happened. Was it one specific thing or were there smaller things leading up to it? While obsessing isn’t a good thing, breaking things down will benefit you in the long run.

3. Take some time, really focus on yourself.

Really let yourself have some alone time or do whatever you want to do. Focus on yourself and have fun. If something makes you feel better about where you are, go for it.

4. Don’t jump straight into a rebound relationship.

Do not jump into a relationship right after you get out of one. These are almost always rebound relationships we don’t really want to be in anyway and we end up hurting that person in the long-run. Let yourself get over one relationship before you find another to be in.

5. Help yourself to understand that regardless of whose fault it was, you did break up.

Let yourself accept the breakup. Don’t make yourself think you’re going to get back together or hold out hope for something that won’t ever happen. Regardless of whose fault it was, it is over, and you have to accept it for what it is.

6. Reflect on the relationship and why you are better off broken up.

Really think over the good points to you two breaking up. There has to be something good coming from this. This is what you should focus on.

7. Spend time with people who care for you.

Surround yourself with supportive friends and family. Don’t allow toxic people to be in your life. Really spend time with the people who care for you the most.

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