Its world wide news at the moment. Everyone is talking about Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie calling it quits.
We have all been in a relationship that has ended. One of the hardest things most of us will have to endure in our lives. Psychology Today has given us 5 tips to handle a relationship breakdown:
2. Do something everyday to help yourself heal. Exercise, read, watch some self-helpTV/DVD’s, learn to meditate and never underestimate the power of positive prayer. Pick things that you know will be fun or beneficial and do them. Don’t wait for the mood to come over you, take one action and then take another.
3. Find emotional support. There are numerous groups for the newly single (more for women than for men). If you want therapy, go to www.therapistfinder.com to find a licensed marriage and family therapist in your area. Just don’t try to tough it out or go it alone, support from others is healing, even if those people never become close friends.
4. Don’t be a doormat. If your soon-to-be-ex continues to call you or simply won’t go away (or move out) tell them you can’t heal with them around and ask them to keep their distance. If they are harassing or threatening you it is best to call law enforcement for information and advice.
5. Keep busy. If you wake up early take a walk, go out to breakfast or do something around the house. Try a little “retail therapy” (go shopping) or enjoy the decadence of going to a movie in the middle of the day. Many businesses allow their staff to take “mental health days” if needed. If you can’t sleep do the crossword puzzle, read or watch TV. Don’t sit in your room and ruminate, you have to free your mind so your heart can heal.
If you need to talk to someone when going through a relationship breakup, contact Relationships Australia
Jay & Jamie