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Break-up Grief: How to Get Over a Relationship?

Dr. Rimsha Moubeen

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Getting over breakup grief or any form of grief for that matter is not easy. It is something that demands time, and immense will power. People around you can be full of advice and opinions, but unless someone is going through the exact same thing as you, they cannot understand your pain.

It is, therefore, best to give yourself time to heal or go to a psychologist. Here are some tips that can help you get past your grief.

1-Give yourself time:

Yes, we know that you want to recover swiftly and never think about your pain again. But the thing is that getting past the pain takes time. The process of healing is time-taking and for good reason too. When you allow yourself time, then you get rid of your pain layer by layer.

However, if you insist on being quick then on some level, you still let the pain reside. Moreover, it is important to remember that everyone recovers at their own rate: comparing yourself with your partner, or anybody else, is unfair to you. If your relationship ended pretty recently, then you may feel the worst right now, but a few months or even a few days from now, you will feel differently.

2-Get help from your support system:

Your biggest support system is your friends and family. Ask for their help when you are down, for they will support you without question. They genuinely care about you even though sometimes you may find that you cannot find the right words to communicate with them.

Go out with your friends, talk to them about how you are feeling, and just let them in when you are feeling your worst.

3-Don’t blame yourself:

There can be a number of reasons why your marriage or relationship did not work. If you are blaming yourself in some way, or if you find that you are having difficulty getting over the relationship, then write down a list of what was wrong in your relationship.

Most of the time, the brain plays a trick where it remembers all the good things about the relationship and you feel the loss even more acutely. Don’t let your brain play games with you—because it takes two to tango. There are two people in a relationship and some of the blame lies with the other party too.

4-Treat yourself to something nice:

It doesn’t have to be a big purchase or a huge life decision. But indulge yourself in something that makes you happy. Find something that boosts your mood and puts you in a positive mindset—like a long drive, a haircut, or a spa day, or a new pair of shoes. Just do something that brings a smile to your face and brightens your day.

It is never too late to get help if you are undergoing grief of any form. Get professional help to make your transition smooth and stress-free. Book an appointment with top psychologists in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad through oladoc.com, or call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT professional for your health concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Rimsha Moubeen
Dr. Rimsha Moubeen - Author Dr. Rimsha Moubeen is a Psychologist with 3 years of experience. You can book an in-person appointment or an online video consultation with Dr. Rimsha Moubeen through oladoc.com or by calling at 04238900939.

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