Give Yourself Time To Grief
When you’ve been through any tragic event in your life, grieving is a major part of moving on and putting that event behind you. This applies to getting over your ex after a breakup or divorce as well. The last thing you want to do after going through an emotionally draining experience is bottle up those emotions. Acknowledging your emotions, especially the distressing ones, and airing them from time to time is an important component of mental health. In fact, one study conducted by psychologists from Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Rochester found that suppressing emotions may increase the risk of dying from heart disease and certain forms of cancer. If you ignore the frustration, resentment, emotional pain that is present in your body, it will get much stronger and come back louder than before. Two great ways to work through your grief are:
- Write in your blog or journal. Much like we previously discussed, write about all of the good, bad, and ugly moments of the relationship. Don’t be afraid to let your emotions spill out.
- Have a night in with your best friend. Have a glass os wine and let your emotions flow. It’s important that this friend is joining with the intention of just listening, and not trying to solve your problem.