- Staying strong during a breakup doesn’t mean acting totally normal or suppressing pain. Instead, it’s about feeling your feelings in a healthy way and moving toward healing.
- Give yourself time and space to breathe, but don’t isolate yourself or wallow in pity constantly. Trying out new coping habits and staying in touch with friends will help.
- Don’t constantly check your ex’s social media, and, if you find yourself thinking about them, change the channel in your brain. Instead, try and establish a new normal.
- Don’t feel ashamed for telling people that you’re having a rough go of it, and consider talking to a professional.
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Although a painful breakup may cause you to think life as you know it is over, the world doesn’t stop because your relationship ended. You’ll need to figure out how to carry on your daily activities — including work — even when your heart feels broken.
Being mentally strong when you’re going through a breakup isn’t about suppressing your pain or acting like you don’t care.
Instead, it’s about taking the steps you need to heal your broken heart so you can feel better again. Here’s how to stay mentally strong when you’re going through a breakup: