Feeling empty after a breakup is both commonplace and expected, but that doesn’t mean it is easy. When you’re having a hard time moving on after a breakup, it can feel like you’re stuck in a loop of agony, sadness and anger. Gaining clarity on the causes of breakups in relationships is the first important step toward healing and moving on.
Superficially, the reason can seem to be cheating, trust issues, falling out of love. When you look deeper, you’d realize that what you’re seeing as the cause is really just a symptom of what was wrong in your relationship. Things break when they’re not glued together properly. The same is true of relationships too.
Once you’ve got past that stage, understand that when things fall apart, you feel like you’re falling apart too because as humans, we typically don’t know how to deal with the loss of control. When your partner ends a relationship, it can feel like the ground has been pulled from under your feet.
That’s why you may be struggling with getting past your breakup. The best post-breakup advice is to bounce back from this headspace to change your thoughts in order to change the way you feel about the breakup, and consequently, your behavior after it. However, changing our thoughts is the hardest thing to do. So, a reverse approach of changing your behavior to invoke feel-good emotions, and in turn, changing your thought process is more realistically attainable.
That’s why it’s important to know what to do after a breakup to speed up the healing process. Surrounding yourself with people who love you and care about you and indulging in things that give you joy are great ways to stop feeling empty after a breakup.
This reverse alteration of behavior, emotions and thoughts can put the breakup in perspective and help you inch toward healing and gaining closure.