Make Plans First and foremost, don't isolate yourself. Being social is one of the best ways to move forward after a relationship ends. If you isolate yourself, this will only make depression, sadness and feeling upset even worse. Make sure you accept invites to dinners or plans with friends, or initiate plans with friends or family members yourself. You may not feel like doing this at first, but afterwards, you may be happy you attended. Make sure you follow through with the plans you set up, especially if you live alone.
Many times people want to be alone after a breakup, which is very common. However, try to create a good balance of attending social events a few times during the week and weekend, along with individual time in between.
Be aware of the Rebound
Right after a breakup is when most people are very emotionally vulnerable. Your outside world may feel very chaotic and out-of-control and in efforts to create stability, some people may engage in unhealthy new relationships that cover up their grieving.
Unfortunately all this will do is cover up the unresolved emotions from the previous relationship, creating a more confusing situation. If you find yourself feeling excited to be in a new relationship too quickly after a breakup, you might be in a rebound.
Please keep reading throughout the rest of the week for more tips!
Source: How to get over a break up by Nathan Feiles
Written by: Tamara Wilhelm MA, LMHC, LCAC
*Tamara enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, & couples counseling at Imagine Hope. We also specialize in family counseling, child & adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield & Fishers.