“Often what feels like the end of the world is really a challenging pathway to a far better place…”– Karen Salmansohn
The journey of heartbreak is an emotional roller coaster ride. A ride that is not filled with laughter instead, hurt and pain. Heartbreaks can be devastating and breakups are never easy. Parting ways from an ex can be extremely difficult.
Everything goes from butterflies in your stomach to pain in your chest. Unfortunately, with love, you take chances in hopes that this is the one. But, just like the others you’re back at square one with a broken heart and dreading the thought of starting over again.
Below I’ve created 5 ways to help cope with the pain of heartbreak. You will get through this difficult time!
1. Cut off all communication.
Start by unfriending or blocking your ex on all social media sites. Stop checking their social media or using your friends account to spy on them *cough cough* because it will only hurt you. Also, delete their number from your contact list. It’s hard to stop speaking with a person that’s always been there but you have to start somewhere. Use this time to socialize more with friends when you feel the urge to hit up your ex.
2. Get rid of the memories.
Time to delete everything! Those cute pictures you took together, the gifts you’ve exchange and text messages filled with memories of laughter, arguments and great times. It’s time to let it all go! Start creating better memories with yourself.
3. Let the tears flow.
Don’t push the pain to the side because you will regret it later. Nothing is wrong with crying! Crying allows you to release the pain. Find a coping mechanism that works best for you. If you need to scream at the top of your lungs, create a playlist filled with music that makes you feel better, meditate or find a new hobby. Do it!
4. Vent to a friend or write it out.
Find a friend that you trust and let it all out. Use your friend as a personal diary or you can write. When you are overwhelmed with emotions open a journal and jot your feelings down. Release your emotions don’t bottle them inside.
5. Time heals all wounds.
It truly takes time to get over someone you once loved. There is no time limit for when the heart break will be over. One day you will wake up and decide that you don’t want to go through this anymore. That day may take years, months, weeks or days to come but, that day will come! When you’re going through heartbreak it doesn’t seem like it but everything is going to be okay! Keep your head up and continue to heal each day.
“Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you. Feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them…”Unknown