Breakups suck! There's no denying it. Regardless of if you've been together a year or only a few months it can be hard to come to terms with the fact that a relationship is over. But, as sad as it is, you have to...even if you don't want to. Here are a few helpful tips for getting over a breakup, without losing yourself in the process.
Mourn The Relationship
Accept that your relationship is over. This might be the hardest part of a breakup. Once you accept it, you'll be able to mourn the relationship properly. It's important to let yourself grieve. Don't pretend like everything's fine, it's not... but it will be.
Delete From Social Media
Following your ex on social media isn't a good idea. You're trying to get over the relationship, you don't need to be constantly reminded of him during this process. Delete, block, do whatever you need to do!
Hang Out With Friends
When you're dating someone, they become your main focus. It's possible that you lost touch with some of your friends while you were dating your ex. Well, it's time to rebuild those relationships.
Focus On Your Hobbies
You spent so much time with your ex that you lost track of your hobbies. Reading, writing, cooking, binge watching Netflix (yes, that counts as a hobby). When's the last time you did any of those things, by yourself? Use this time to not only reconnect to the things you loved, but to discover new interests.
Keep Yourself Active
Sitting at home and staring at your phone, won't help speed up the breakup process. Trust me, the worst thing you could do, is nothing. Get up and do something active. Go to the gym or go for a run! In the words of Elle Woods, "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don't shoot their husbands, they just don't." It's time to get happy!
Spend Time With Family
After a breakup, you need to be surrounded by people who love you. Your family will give you words of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, and remind you of how amazing you really are. That's what you need right now.
Discover Your Self Worth
Yes, your relationship ended. But that doesn't mean it was your fault. I'm not saying it was his, either. Sometimes, no one's to blame. Sometimes, two people just aren't meant to be together. It's important to know that there's nothing wrong with you. You'll find your perfect person (cliche, but true).