If you can have a friendly phone call with your ex and it does not affect your mood or fill your thoughts for the rest of the day, you may be in a good place to start dating again.If a phone call stirs up all kinds of thoughts and emotions, your heart probably needs more time to heal.And never, ever do something that could land you in legal trouble. There will be times when it’s important to communicate with an ex. Maybe you have to deal with a shared lease or pet custody. Instead of clinging to lost hope, find a wise friend who can help you walk through the reasons why you’re having a hard time letting go. Deep down, you know that you don’t want to be in a relationship with someone you had to beg to be with you. Take some time to refocus and pursue the things you’ve always loved to do.
A relationship break up can be a very painful experience.
Mourning the loss of the relationship for a time is perfectly natural.
There are healthy ways to deal with your grief, which is real and vaild, but there are also things that can trip you up and postpone healing. Create intentional space for a while and let yourself mourn the end of the relationship.
Don’t lose heart: you will move on in time, find a love better suited for you, and all of this will be a memory. If your ex is pushing for friendship, stand your ground if you’re uncomfortable with the idea.
it broke my heart and I just felt like, I can do this.