If I could go back in time, I'd deal with the pain of my breakup head-on: I'd let myself cry when I needed to cry, and I'd start therapy even sooner.
Doing those two things alone contributed more toward my healing than any rebound ever could.
Warren, I was in a long-term relationship for many years, and it ended about six months ago.
While no breakup is ever completely “pleasant,” I feel like it was for the best. Thanks, Josh in Phoenix, AZ Answer Dear Josh, Thank you for writing in with your question.
The best part about being divorced after a short marriage is being single again at 35. When my marriage ended after just two years, the idea of navigating the dating world all over again seemed daunting, unappealing, and pointless.
Plus, the last time I'd been seriously single, it was 2006; texting was barely a given, much less Tinder.
If you dated someone for a year or more, you may need three to four months.Grieving the loss of a relationship is not fun, but the healing that results is totally worth it.Now, I know what you're thinking, because I've had the same thought: I thought I could bypass all the pain and heartache by distracting myself with other men.And never, ever do something that could land you in legal trouble. You don’t have to sob at the office, but take some quiet moments to reflect and be honest with yourself. It’s healthier to express yourself honestly than grow numb.(If you share the lease, deal with it like responsible adults.