Moving On: Strategies for healing and growth after a relationship ends

Breaking up with someone you love is one of the most challenging experiences anyone can go through, especially for women. It can be a traumatic and emotional experience that can leave you feeling lost, confused, and hurt.

However, it’s essential to remember that life goes on, and there are things you can do to help yourself get over a break-up. In this article, we will discuss some helpful tips for girls and women on how to deal with a break-up and build their confidence back up.

Remember, getting over a break-up is a journey, and it takes time, but with the right mindset and approach, you can make it a successful journey.

Allow yourself to grieve

It’s essential to allow yourself to grieve after a break-up. It’s normal to feel sad, angry, or confused. You may also feel like crying, screaming, or withdrawing from the world. Whatever you are feeling, it’s okay.

Acknowledge your feelings and give yourself permission to grieve. Cry if you need to, talk to a friend, or write your thoughts and feelings down in a journal.

Cut off all contact

It’s essential to cut off all contact with your ex-partner after a break-up. It may be tempting to keep in touch or try to be friends, but this can make it harder for you to move on. Delete their number, unfollow them on social media, and avoid places where you may bump into them.

Focus on yourself

Use this time to focus on yourself and your own needs. Engage in activities that make you happy, learn a new skill, join a new hobby, or start a new exercise routine. By focusing on yourself, you can build your self-confidence and take your mind off the break-up.

Lean on your support system

Your friends and family can be a great source of support during a break-up. Lean on them for emotional support, talk to them about your feelings, and spend time with them doing things you enjoy. Having a strong support system can help you feel less alone and provide a sense of belonging.

Practice self-care

Self-care is essential during a break-up. Take care of your physical and emotional health by getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising regularly. Practice relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing, to help you manage stress and anxiety.

Seek professional help

If you’re struggling to get over a break-up or find that your feelings are interfering with your daily life, consider seeking professional help. A therapist or counsellor can help you work through your emotions and develop healthy coping strategies.

Getting over a break-up can be a challenging and emotional experience for anyone but the feelings won’t last forever. It will get easier one day and these tips will hopefully push you in the right direction.

Words by Charlie Vogelsang

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