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7 Tips to Help You Conquer a Breakup

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The end of any relationship is painful, and overcoming that pain can be hard. You feel as though your world has been turned upside down, as though your life is empty, as if you’ve lost everything. Coping with lost love can be a traumatic experience, and here are some tips to ease the pain.

1. Cry.
You might not believe it, but crying is a great way to get through post-breakup sadness. Crying can help you to overcome your pain and release your emotions. It is also an outlet through which you can express your inner turmoil.

2. Talk about it.
It might seem easier to close yourself off, but talking about your emotions openly and sharing your pain with loved ones who care about you can be very beneficial. In addition, talking about your emotions openly will allow you to truly address them and recognize what steps you should take to feel better. Plus, having another perspective on the issue might help to gain a realistic point of view on the situation.

3. Grieve the relationship.
With any relationship, it can feel like a death. Your life with another person has ended, and you should allow yourself to grieve over the loss. Finding a point of acceptance is difficult and can result in feelings of rejection, abandonment, disappointment, or fear. Let yourself feel and grieve, for this is part of the healing process.

4. Try to communicate with your ex-partner.
Sometimes, all you need is closure, and somehow communicating with your ex-partner might help in the process of reaching closure. It might help to illuminate some parts of the relationship that you’ve idealized in your mind.

5. Throw out old gifts and memories.

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