The Aftermath: Coping with Loss After a Breakup
A breakup is a major life event and can be one of the most emotionally devastating experiences in a person’s life. The aftermath, coping with loss after a breakup can be very challenging. Betrayal, rejection and loss of control can all contribute to the painful feeling of a breakup. For some people, it can be very difficult to let go, even after the relationship has ended. It can leave us feeling lonely, isolated, and vulnerable, which often contributes to increased stress and mental health related difficulties in the aftermath of a break up. In this blog post we will explore the challenges that arise following a relationship breakup as well as strategies for coping with the loss.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to the difficulty of parting ways with someone we’ve loved and fully accepting the idea of ‘letting go’.. When we lose someone or something we love, it triggers a pain response in our brain. This pain is designed to motivate us to take action and resolve the situation that’s causing us pain. In the case of a breakup, our brain is telling us that we need to do something to resolve the pain of the loss.
When a relationship ends, we lose the connection we felt with that person. We may feel like we have lost a part of ourselves and we may mourn the loss of that connection for a long time. A relationship may also provide us with a sense of security, and when it ends, we may feel as though we have lost that sense of security. We may feel like we are now exposed to the world and vulnerable.
Additionally, there’s the loss of trust and betrayal that often accompanies a breakup. We may feel like we were lied to or taken for granted. This can often lead to feelings of self-doubt and worthlessness. In addition, breaking up can leave us feeling rejected and abandoned. We may feel like we did something wrong or that we’re not good enough in some capacity.
There’s no doubt that a romantic break up can have a significant impact on our emotional and mental health. In fact, it’s not unusual to experience a range of intense and challenging emotions, including sadness, anger, loneliness, betrayal, grief, anxiousness, and shame. It’s not just the loss of a partner that can be so hard to cope with, but also the loss of a routine, social support and shared memories.
There are a number of things you can do to help you cope with a break up. Here are 5 ways:
- Talk to someone
Talking about how you’re feeling can be really helpful, especially if you’re finding it difficult to express your emotions. Talk to a friend, family member or therapist – anyone who will listen.
- Write down your thoughts and feelings
Journaling can also be a great way to express your thoughts and feelings. It can also be helpful to look back on later to see how you’ve progressed.
Exercising is a great way to release pent-up emotions and can help improve your mood.
- Get plenty of rest
When we’re feeling stressed or sad, it’s easy to neglect our own needs. But it’s important to make sure you get enough rest. This will help your body and mind to heal.
- Take care of yourself
Make sure you take time for yourself – do things that make you happy and help you relax. This could be anything from reading a book to going for a walk.
Breakups can be really tough on our mental health. But we can get through them. It’s important to remember that these feelings are normal and usually only last for a short period of time. We have to remember that we are not alone and there are people who care about us and will support us.
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