How to deal with a break up in a safe and healthy manner.

Breakups can be difficult. Sometimes relationships end in fights, and sometimes both participants decide to call it quits in hopes of a better match. Not all relationships end the same way.

No matter what kind of breakup you go through however, there are most likely going to be some hard feelings on one side or another! If you’re stuck in this situation, you might feel a bit deflated. Here are some tips I’ve learned that can help you patch up those metaphorical scrapes and bruises that you’ve been left with!

1. Stay active!!! Get out there and keep busy. Have you ever noticed how time flies when you’re busy at work or doing something genuinely fun? Here’s a secret. It doesn’t really. Sometimes we just get caught up in the moment and end up forgetting real life for a while. There’s nothing wrong with this. Everyone needs a break from their issues once in awhile, and as long as you’re arent doing something dangerous, you’ll be no worse for wear!

2. Listen to music. No joke. If there’s one thing that will cheer me up in almost any situation, it’s gearing up for long walk, putting my headphones on, and setting my iPod to one of my favorite bands. There is a rule here however. No music that you used to listen to with your ex. And no love songs; at least, not for awhile

3. Remember all of those friends you used to hang out with a lot, before you fell into the good boyfriend/girlfriend role? Guess what. Dang right, it’s time to start spending more time with them again! I’m a firm believer in bros before ho’s, but I think everyone loses a little bit of friend time in exchange for romance. Now you’ve got no excuse. This also links back to tip 1. Hanging out with friends should be a no-brainer when it comes to keeping busy.

4. Time will fix everything. Just hang in there, and day by day, it WILL get easier. Before you know it, you’ll get back into the game, with a new outlook on relationships. It wasn’t a waste of time. It was a learning experience, and you’ll be better for it in the long run!

Keep on it. Any time you feel overwhelmed, do something that usually makes you happy. Life is hard, but you have to try to focus on the happy parts. You’ll get there. Everyone does; I promise.