Dealing with a Breakup or Divorce

It can take time to heal after the end of a relationship. By following these tips, you can heal and begin to move forward.

What Makes a Breakup So Painful?

Getting divorced or going through a breakup can be a very stressful and emotional experience. Even if you wanted to end the relationship, a breakup can turn your world upside down and set off all sorts of unpleasant emotions.
The loss of a partner, not just of a partnership but also of shared dreams and commitments, makes a divorce or breakup extremely painful. Beginnings of romantic relationships are filled with excitement and hope. We feel deep disappointment, stress, and grief when a relationship fails.

Breakups and divorces are uncharted territories. Routines, responsibilities, relationships with extended family and friends, and even your identity are all disrupted.

Uncertainty is also a consequence of a breakup. In the absence of your partner, what will life be like? What are your chances of finding someone else? Is it possible that you will be left alone? It can be challenging to deal with these unknowns when you’re in a bad relationship.

Breakups and divorce can be painful, disruptive, and uncertain, so recovering from them is challenging and can take time. Remember to remind yourself that you will get through this challenging time and that your hope and optimism will be renewed.