Ain’t nobody ever said that breaking up ain’t gonna be easy.
I’m pretty sure I’ve been told that line once or twice since I went through my heartbreak as a teenager. The aftermath of broken relationship can be torture. The denial, the loneliness, the feelings of inadequacy – they haunt you when you’re lying alone in bed at night or driving to work or even when you’re out with friends.
The light at the end of tunnel exists, but it might just be a small spec of light peeping through the shadows. Eventually, that spec of positive light could be a radiant beam of energy and optimism about the future. The challenge is getting through the torment and getting to that point of experiencing happiness again.
What’s the best way to get over it? How does one bounce back after a breakup?
These are questions I threw out at MaryJo Rapini, a psychotherapist who deals with sex, love, relationship and intimacy issues. Trust me, these questions aren’t curveballs for MoJo. MaryJo Rapini’s Blog
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Rapini says to stay busy and do something to enhance your appearance. Check out what else she says to do following a breakup.
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