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How To Manage Your Break-up

breaking upNot everyone has the power to break up, even when they know they should.  So many factors go into a relationship that the words “we’re through” sometimes don’t cut it.  Every individual has their ways of emotionally handling a break up and you have to trust your instincts to know when the time is right for you.

So how do you manage your break up…

First and foremost be ready for it.  If the idea of not being with someone is worse than remaining with them, you are not ready to do it, so don’t.  Forcing yourself into a break up, specifically and especially when you know you need to do it, is not always the best thing for your health.  Luckily, eventually you’ll be in a place where you are ready to do it.  In the interim, you have to trust in yourself that you will get to that place and not beat yourself up for not having the strength to do it today or tomorrow or next week.  People may judge you; call you weak or insecure but only you can know when you are ready and your friends and family may give their twenty cents but at the end of the day, it’s your decision and your life.

Stay strong and know that you’ll know when you’re ready.

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How To Manage Your Break-up


Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough and Undressed.


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Loberg, E. (2012). How To Manage Your Break-up. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 25, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2012/09/05/how-to-manage-your-break-up/

 

Last updated: 9 Sep 2012
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