However, this only serves to prolong and intensify your pain.
Grieving is the first step to recovery, so don’t try to be strong – let yourself feel what you feel. Spend time working on yourself Many people go crazy with a makeover or major life change after a breakup.
Sometimes it can be too drastic – you might live to regret that radical hairdo or tattoo!
Hopeful Girl is the singles/dating columnist for Woman Alive magazine.
Almost two years ago, a guy I was head-over-heels in love with broke up with me quite suddenly.
It may not be easy, especially if it’s been an ugly breakup, but our aim as believers is to forgive, pray for them, and move forward with God’s help. Let your emotions out Repressing your grief only drives it deeper and makes it last longer, possibly affecting future relationships. It’s helpful and healing to let it all out to people you trust, and to God in prayer.
‘The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit,’ says Psalm 34 v 18.
However, it’s never a bad thing to take a look at yourself and your life and see where you’d like to make improvements.
Spending time on your own interests and hobbies is healthy and keeps you occupied.
Being with him was easy—we seemed to approach life the same way and were constantly laughing, touching, and talking. After crying, talking, and crying a lot more, he left, and I closed the door behind him.