After a breakup it might be tempting to drown your sorrows in Rocky Road or spend your evenings Facebook-stalking your former sweetheart. Fortunately, there are alternatives for easing your loneliness that do less damage to your waistline and self-esteem.
The time you spend on your own can prepare you to move on. Try these ideas to speed up your recovery and ease your heartbreak.
There’s a big difference between being alone and being lonely. Still, social support and interactions are essential to your mental and physical health. Here’s how to stay connected when you find yourself uncoupled.
Changing Your Thinking
It’s great to have friends and family on your side, but you also need to look at your relationship with yourself. Adjusting your perceptions protects you from loneliness regardless of what’s going on in your love life.
It’s natural to struggle with loneliness after a romantic relationship ends. Look for practical ways to reconnect and treat yourself with kindness and compassion. Dealing with loneliness constructively will help you to heal and find the new love you deserve.
This post is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered therapy. This blog is only for informational and educational purposes and should not be considered therapy or any form of treatment. We are not able to respond to specific questions or comments about personal situations, appropriate diagnosis or treatment, or otherwise provide any clinical opinions. If you think you need immediate assistance, call your local doctor/psychologist or psychiatrist or the SADAG Mental Health Line on 011 234 4837. If necessary, please phone the Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567 or sms 31393.
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