Prescription for a Broken Heart
By Alina Ruigrok
Being heartbroken is a pain that no one can understand until they have experienced it for themselves. You obviously have, therefore are aware of how fragile your heart is right now. Healing a broken heart will take time, but is not impossible, though it may feel that way at the time. It is never an easy process to go through, but with the right prescription, you will be on your way to recovery and happiness again.
The first thing you should keep in mind is that it is okay to feel sad and grieve about what happened and that you are not stupid for doing so.
It is perfectly normal to feel sad and cry after a break up. You
have invested most of your time and all of your love and interest into your ex-partner; therefore will go through a sad and painful
. It is notable that you not grieve all on your own. Sure, there will be times when you will just want to be alone and undisturbed. However, it is important that you talk to your friends and family about it.
Talking about it is not only healthy, but will mend your heart quicker
because you will release the thoughts and facts
that are hurting you so much. Seeking professional advice will be a great help to you as well because your mind will open up and see new perspectives and understandings of what happened.
It will help you gather your strength, pick yourself up, and find the happiness you deserve to have.
Accepting the fact that you and your ex-partner are no longer together
is a necessity if you are going to start mending your broken heart.
Discontinuing a serious relationship is emotionally challenging and can drive you to do things that are unhealthy for your self-being. To avoid entering such hazardous areas, keep yourself occupied.
Go out with your friends and family to help get your mind off the break up.
It is best to spend as less time alone as you can in the first few weeks of your breakup so that your emotions can slowly and patiently form back into their normal pattern.
Fight the thoughts that tell you that you are a failure and are to blame for the end of your
relationship. When a relationship ends it means that the two of you were no longer compatible and that always takes two, not just you. Instead of beating yourself up over what has transpired, examine your ex-relationship by listing the things you enjoyed most about it and then the things that disappointed you and what you believe really caused the breakup.
Look at the relationship as a learning experience and an
opportunity to improve your relationship skills, and a way to realize what you truly need and want from a romantic relationship.
Learning to forgive yourself and your ex-lover will
speed up the healing process for the reason that you will feel more peaceful and calm about it.
Hating your ex will only build up tension and stress in your
life, causing your emotions to slow down from getting back to order. One way to avoid bitterness against your ex-partner
is to look at the breakup as a favour.
Appreciate their honesty of no longer wanting to pursue the relationship, instead of giving you high hopes for a possible future together. It is always an advantage to exit a relationship that had no chances to survive than to be misled.
Conquer your fear of being alone. You need to help yourself understand that it is not abnormal to be on your own and that
your values come from who you are rather than whom you are with. Teach yourself that there is more to life than romantic
relationships by spending quality time with your friends and family.
Learn more about whom the other people in your life are
and introduce more of yourself to them as well. Go out and do things together and treat yourself to something you enjoy,
whether it is your favorite restaurant, shopping, going to the movies,
or anything else. Learning to you be your own best friend will not only improve your relationship with yourself,
with others as well.
As you begin to discover the other beauties of life and
yourself, you will become more stable and stronger to face anything that crosses your path, such as a new relationship in the future.
Before you consider entering another relationship,
take a step back and ask yourself why you want to do so. Make sure that you are not entering a new relationship on a rebound.
This will only leave you with unfinished emotions and you will never have closure from your former relationship.
Never begin a new relationship because you are afraid of being on
your own, or feel the need to just be in a relationship. Form a relationship with someone new because you
feel strong and secure on your very own and feel that you are ready to attempt a new romance. Take it one step at a time and keep in mind of what your needs and desires are from a person and observe closely to see if they show signs of the qualities you are looking for. As soon as you
notice that he or she is not, then get out of it as soon as possible. Learning from your previous relationships will come in very handy because you will be able to prevent similar situations in the future,
leading you to meeting the people who fit your description of a perfect partner.
Lastly, remind yourself that love is a wonderful
feeling and experience and should not be generalized based on your past experiences
Do not use facts about your ex as a way to judge new people in your
life. Leave your past behind you and focus on moving ahead. Get to know new people for who they are,
not by comparing them to others, what they are not, or
what they could be. Once you have observed their personality, values and everything else, trust yourself to make the right decisions without constantly doubting yourself.
If you wish to try having a new relationship, then do so. If you do not however, then do not feel guilty to kindly walk away from the situation.
You would be doing both you and the other a person a huge
saving time and emotions from being hurt. You have nothing to fear or worry about.
After all, there will always be one person who will always love you,
appreciate who you are and be there for you. . . and that is YOU.
Alina Ruigrok is an independent relationship expert
helping those in need of dating, love, relationship, marital, sexual and other
personal advice through e-sessions.