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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? Answer: You Start Again

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When you’re in your 20s, it’s almost inevitable that you will have to go through at least one breakup. Even if you’ve gone through this many times before, it doesn’t necessarily make it any easier, though you may have learnt some techniques for dealing with it better. Whether the relationship has lasted for three months or three years, you still need to be able to get yourself mentally through the break up and out the other side – ready to get back on the search for love again.

If you are feeling totally lost and really don’t know where to begin, check out this advice which may help you get through this extremely difficult time.

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Turn to Your Support Network

You may be lucky enough to have a whole legion of friends and family waiting to help you through, or even just a single person in which you confide everything. Ultimately, it makes it much harder if you try to keep everything to yourself and face this battle on your own. Talking about it really will help. When you break up with someone, you are likely to have a bunch of time on your hands to spend with people you may have neglected in the past. This may be a time to rediscover old friendships or spend more time with a certain family member.

Analyse What Went Wrong

In the first few days or weeks after a breakup, you are unlikely to be able to clearly see what went wrong. Time is likely to give you some perspective. It may be that you think you are able to overcome these problems, in which case there is a range of advice available on myrelationshipscenter.com. If this is not the case, you may be able to use what you have learnt in future relationships. It’s a good idea to write down how you’re feeling and deal with any emotions head on.

Take Care of Yourself

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People often go one of two ways: either binge eating on junk food or starving themselves completely. Neither of these things will make you feel better in the long run, so you need to make sure you continue eating right, as difficult as this may be. Try to eat nourishing foods which are high in fibre, protein and nutrients as a way of boosting your mood and your energy. A balanced diet can help counter the emotional stress of a breakup. Exercise is also a good way to help balance out your moods. However, be wary of over exercising as this can end up being counterproductive.

Do the Things You Love

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A breakup is also an opportunity, as well as a hardship. You will find yourself with a lot more time on your hands to rediscover your passions, or even take up some new ones. Treating yourself is all part of the healing process, so always remember to do the things you love. Try to focus on the positives you still have and you will be rewarded over time.

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