Tips for Adjusting to Being Single Again
After dating for someone for awhile, they become part of your routine. From hanging out to just texting them, you get used to their presence. So what do you do when all of the sudden that person gets cut out?
Breakups are hard. Whether you are ending the relationship on a good or bad note, it will still leave an empty space in your everyday life. While it might hurt at first, it does get better. The most important thing is to remember to have a strong support system behind you to remind you that your heart and your life will go on.
Here are a couple essentials in breakup 101:
Sometimes during a breakup, you feel like you have lost control of a piece of your life. While that is not necessarily true, taking control of something else can help fill the void. Change your hair with a trip to the salon or get a brand new wardrobe like the shoes you have been eyeing. Something new will distract you and remind you that things always change, and you can control your life as you please.
Definitely use any free time to reconnect with old friends. Sometimes relationships can takeover friend time, so make an effort to reach out and catch up. This is a win-win because you get to strengthen those friendships all over again, and you get to have fun going out together to forget your ex.
Now that you’re single, take the time to rediscover you. Look back at how much you have grown or changed and decide what the next step is. Setting goals helps you look forward to the future and motivates you to want to do better. Plus, it reminds you to love yourself and reassures you that you can move on.
After a breakup, you are allowed to be sad. Don’t let anyone tell you that is not okay. Ending any sort of relationship hurts, but know it does get better. If you surround yourself with positive people, you will see that it is just a new chapter of your life. So grieve if you want to, but don’t stop living. You miss out on too many great opportunities when you push pause on your life. Go out and rediscover old hobbies, friends and yourself. You will move on eventually, and your ex will be nothing but a memory.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.