Navigating through a break-up is extremely challenging. It can wreak havoc on all areas of your life, strip you of your self-esteem, and leave you feeling completing emotionally drained.
Quite simply, it’s a universal pain that most people can relate to.
But how do you recover from a break up when you weren’t the one to call it quits, and you desperately want your partner back? Unfortunately, there are no special tricks or spells that can make that happen. Instead, it’s a matter of letting it go.
There are a variety of reasons why relationships run into problems, but all those that end have one thing in common: they were broken. So whether you made the ultimate decision or not, the universe is pointing you in another direction – for good reason.
That’s not to say that you will never have a relationship with that person again, but if you do, it will be a new union – one that can only work if you are willing to let go of the past, including that previous relationship. By letting go of what wasn’t working, you are opening the door to something better, something that you may not have been open to seeing before.
So how do you let it go?
Start by releasing resentments. Yes, your partner may have hurt you in various ways, but in the end, you are only holding yourself back if you allow those resentments to take over your thoughts.
Next, try to see the bigger picture. This may be extremely difficult when you are in the middle of the heartbreak, but it’s true – all things, big and small, happen for a reason. Maybe that relationship was meant to bring you to a new city, teach you an important lesson, or simply help you to see what it is you truly want in a partner.
Finally, recognize that you are going through a grieving process – and that’s ok. Lean on those closest to you and give yourself permission to be upset. But know that in the end you will make it through to the other side.
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