10 Steps to Getting Over a Breakup

Getting over a failed relationship, especially a long-term relationship, is never easy. During the relationship, you had developed habits and routines around the other person. You had a ready escort for parties, movies, and other events. And, most importantly, you had a special bond with a special person.

When a relationship ends, adjusting your routines is the easy part. Dealing with the emotional loss and the impact on your psyche can be an uphill battle. But you can get through it and come out a stronger person. Here are 10 tips that can help.

1.  Don’t deny it. Whether or not you reestablish any kind of relationship in the future with your lost loved one (if you even want to), what you had up to this point is now behind you. Face it and accept it. Try not to dwell on false hopes at this point. Instead, look forward to the future and all the wonderful surprises that it will bring.

2.  Allow yourself to hurt – for a little while. Whether you were the dumper or the dumpee, it’s going to hurt for a while. This is normal, and you shouldn’t try to fight it with alcohol, food, or any other crutch. Instead, welcome this chance to deal with the emotional aftermath. Recognize it as a normal part of a breakup. And remind yourself that this, too, shall pass.