Have you recently gone through a break up or divorce? The loss of a romantic relationship can be especially difficult because we spend so much time with our significant others, the separation can impact many aspects of our lives and leave us feeling like our world has been turned upside down. Not only do we have to cope with missing them, but we also have to deal with the hassles of splitting up any shared property and possibly finding a new home. Even our favorite holidays can have a different feel after the loss of love. Plus, we must accept that the dreams we had of a future with that person are no longer a possibility.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help process your grief and take steps moving forward in life. For instance, you may want to try:
- Spending time with family and friends
- Talking to a therapist
- Making time for self-care each day
- Incorporating exercise into your daily routine
- Starting a new hobby or exploring your interests
As difficult as it may seem, try to look at your breakup as an opportunity to rediscover yourself and the things that make you who you are. One little example, if you’ve always loved baking but you didn’t get to bake as often as you wanted during your relationship, try purchasing a new cookbook or signing up for a local cake decorating class. Or, did your partner think dancing was silly, now you can check out that salsa class or perhaps swing dancing.
Do You Need Help Healing From Loss?
If you’re having a hard time coping with the loss of a romantic relationship, marriage, or dating relationship, one of the best ways to process your grief is to speak to a therapist. Contact us today and we can tell you more about our practice, answer any questions you might have, and schedule a therapy session.