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6 Effective Strategies to Heal and Move On After a Breakup

Breaking up is undoubtedly a challenging experience, but it's a journey we all tackle at some point. Healing from a breakup can be complicated, but some strategies can make the process more manageable. Here are six valuable ways to help you overcome a breakup and move on with grace and dignity.


1. Allow Yourself to Grieve

The end of a relationship can feel like a significant loss, and allowing yourself to grieve is essential. When I went through my last breakup, I found myself crying, feeling angry, and emotionally exhausted. It's crucial to give yourself permission to feel all the emotions without beating yourself up. There's no shame in this breakup game! Even as a dating coach, I struggled with the way I was treated and felt embarrassed and ashamed. Bottling up your emotions can prolong the healing process. Instead, allow yourself to experience the full range of emotions from a breakup.


2. Lean on Your Support Network

Friends and family can provide comfort and support during a breakup. Reach out to those who care about you and let them know what you're going through. Sometimes, just talking about your feelings can be incredibly therapeutic. Surround yourself with people who uplift you and remind you of your worth. They can provide a listening ear, offer advice, or be there to distract you and make you laugh. Find those who bring you joy, not those who say, "I told you so."


3. Engage in Self-Care

Self-care is not just a luxury but a necessity during this time. Prioritize activities that nourish your mind, body, and spirit. This could involve physical exercise, mindful eating, meditation, or indulging in hobbies that bring you joy. Taking care of yourself physically can positively impact your mental and emotional well-being. Treat yourself with the same kindness and compassion you would extend to a dear friend going through a tough time.


4. Rediscover Your Passions

Relationships often involve compromise; you might have set aside some of your interests or hobbies. Use this time to rediscover what you love to do. It might not be easy initially, as you might feel unmotivated or unsure about what you enjoy. Whether it's pilates, podcasting, or playing an instrument, engaging in activities you may have set aside can help you reconnect with yourself and build a new sense of identity post-breakup.


5. Set New Goals

Setting new goals can help you focus on the future rather than dwelling on the past. These goals don't have to be monumental; they can be small and achievable, like learning a new skill or finishing a project you've been putting off. Having something to work towards can provide a sense of purpose and direction, making it easier to move forward.


6. Consider Professional Help

If you struggle to cope with the breakup, seeking professional help can be wise. Even coaches need coaching! Therapists and counselors are trained to help you navigate emotions and develop healthy coping strategies. They can provide a safe space to express your feelings and offer guidance on moving forward. There's no shame in asking for help; it can be one of the most vital steps you take toward healing.


Breakups are never easy, but by allowing yourself to grieve, leaning on your family and friends, and engaging in self-care, you'll feel better much quicker. Remember, every ending is a new beginning, and this experience can be a valuable opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. Be patient with yourself; healing takes time, and trust that, with time, you will find happiness again. Who knows, maybe you'll find the love of your life was someone you dated before!


Happy Dating!


xo jennifer




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