How To Battle Breakup Loneliness

Breaking up with someone you love is a bummer. Yes, the separation can lead you to depression and severe loneliness. While most people have a hard time climbing out of the rut and moving on, some people have been known to weather the storm quickly coming out shining and bright. This is because they knew how to overcome the loneliness brought about by the breakup. There are many avenues you can explore to relieve yourself of the loneliness following a break up. Here are some things you can bite your teeth into.

  • Hobbies. A great way to handle the depression and the loneliness in your life after the breakup is by engaging in your hobbies and interests that you failed to work on during your relationship. Since your partner is gone, it is now time to focus on what you want and what you are interested in. If you are into extreme sports, then by all means, go for it. If you are into RC helicopters, then purchase a couple of units and let those things dominate your skies. If you are into video games, then no one will nag on your for playing too much of it now. Enjoy this time with yourself while you can because later on, you may lose this opportunity again once a new special someone enters your life.
  • Work. Most people that have just broken up with their special someone usually turn to their work to fill the void that their ex-special someone used to fill. This being said, if you really want to eliminate the feelings of severe loneliness in your life, start burying yourself with work. This may even pay off in the long run through more money or through a very desirable promotion.
  • Friends and family. Having people in your life that you can trust and be around with to fill the gaps when loneliness and depression set in can sometimes cure loneliness. These times are better spent with the people you love like your friends and family. These people will never let you down and will help you try to accept and forget your ex-partner. These people will stick by you through thick and thin. Invite them to hang at your house, go to the mall with you, or join you in your hobbies. They should be able to find the time to do what you want, at least to some acceptable extent, because they truly care for you and love you.
  • No limits. Another way to beat the loneliness is to simply enjoy the quiet. This is especially useful for couples that used to live together. For instance, if your ex-special someone use to nag you about watching TV, eating a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting, or leaving your apartment a mess, then now is the time to do all these things without the fear of your ex-partner bursting through the door and screaming at you at the top of his or her voice. With all these in mind, try to enjoy all the things you can do around the house without this person screwing it up.

Aside from the practical tips, you can beat the depression and the loneliness by setting your mindset straight. This can be done quickly with professional advice and guidance from a psychiatrist, spiritual leader, or counselor.


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