I’ve heard it said before, but never understood it until I experienced it myself: breaking up is hard to do.
Seriously, it’s tough. The range and depth of emotions that comes with it is unfathomable; love songs and romance novels take on a whole new meaning. Suddenly, you are part of a sisterhood/ brotherhood of the broken-hearted.
I’m single… the first time I said it out loud, it was weird. And tough to say without triggering an outburst of tears. In my instance, the relationship had been slowly crumbling for years – but to be honest, no matter the reason, when someone who is a major part of your life is no longer in it, it hurts. That’s just basic fact.
Let yourself feel that hurt.
Know that it will get better.
Know that healing won’t be a linear process; there will be days where you think you are over it, and then others where you can’t stop grieving for the future lost.
Know that you will emerge from this heartache stronger and happier than you have ever been before.
– From someone who has come out on the other side