A break-up can break you apart. And it can be hard to put yourself back together. Even though you might be happy to finally be away from your ex, you may still suffer from some loneliness. If you were dumped, you might feel rejected. If you both grew apart, you may feel lost. If you did the dumping, you may suffer from some guilt emotions. But now you need to ask yourself, “What do I need?”
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Consider your goals, health and happiness after a break-up. While anyone can give you advice, one of the most difficult things to do is to look at yourself objectively and decide what you need to do and where you want to go. That’s why I have included my eight tips to help put yourself back together again after a break-up.
*Put the Children First: Obviously, your primary concern is your children. That’s why I always recommend staying on civil terms with your ex so together you can do what’s best for them.
*Nothing to talk About: Unless you have children together, you might not want to respond to your ex for a while if they reach out. You ended things and to keep talking about the break-up is senseless.
*Clean Up Your Social Media: Your social media accounts are your place to connect with friends. There’s no need to hold onto the past. Take a moment to untag any photos you don’t like of you and your ex and put up some new ones of just you.
*Protect Your Feelings: Now is the time that you need to heal, so protect your feelings as you move forward. Stay away from any people who bring stress your way.
*Life Gets Better: Since there was probably lots of drama involved with your break-up, you should relax for a bit. Take a deep breath and realize that life gets better for you from here.
*Find a New Hobby: Focusing on a new hobby may be exactly what you need to get your mind off of your break-up. It’s important to follow through on interests that you have. And if you take on new hobbies or endeavors, you will also meet new people.
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*Don’t Rush into Anything: You need time to heal before you can possibly jump into any new relationship. Give yourself a break before starting up with anyone new
*Be a New You: This is the time to get your health back. Clean up your diet and concentrate on getting in great shape. It may be hard work, but you will be happy with the results.