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Life After Love – How To Recover From A Painful Breakup


Some of the most traumatic events that we experience through life are often breakups. Splitting up with someone that you love can be incredibly painful – even if it was you that made the decision. If you are currently going through a painful break up and you’re wondering if there is life after love, this is the article for you. We’re going to share some tips on how to help you along with your recovery.(1)

1.   Take some time out and embrace it

You shouldn’t suppress your emotions and head straight back to work after a breakup. The best thing to do is take a little bit of time out and just really feel it. It’s better to scream and ball your eyes out behind closed doors than in front of all of your colleagues.

Curl up on the sofa, blast out some sad songs and allow the emotions to wash over you. It’s really cathartic. Once you’ve got it out of your system you can start working through it.

2.   Talk to your friends and family

In every romantic comedy movie, there seems to be a section where someone who is going through a difficult time is ignoring all of the phone calls from their friends and family members. They’ll check the answering machine to find dozens of messages from their mother saying things like: “this isn’t healthy, call us, we’re really worried about you.” Yea, don’t do that.

Confide in your closest friends and family members and let them lighten the load for you. They can help you to put things in perspective, take stock of where everything went wrong, and then move forward with a healthier attitude.

3.   Sleep well, eat healthily, and exercise

The worst thing that you can do is neglect to take proper care of yourself. That is when the symptoms of depression will begin to spiral. If you want to recover and bounce back stronger than ever then you need to give your body what it needs. Eat a balanced diet, get your thirty-minutes of exercise each day, and sleep like a baby.

4.   Treat yourself

Now is as good a time as any to treat yourself to any self-purchases that you may otherwise deem as being unnecessary splurges. Buy yourself some sexy new clothes, get some expensive makeup, buy some adult sex toys in Australia, and treat yourself to some jewellery. Indulge in some nice things and let go.

That, and when you treat yourself to some new sex toys you can re-connect with your body. Explore your sexuality and start thinking about what you want next in a sexual partner. The breakup might hurt right now, but who knows what kind of amazing sex you have ahead of you? Let your imagination run wild – the distraction will do you good.

5.   Set firm boundaries

The worst thing that you can do right now is go out there and find a rebound. Sure, a little fling is OK, but if you hook up with somebody too soon you’ll risk taking your feelings for your ex and placing them on this new person. It’s a confusing time and you need to allow yourself plenty of time to figure things out before you go shacking up with somebody else. Give yourself room to breathe, then get out there and have some fun.