Share Tweet Stumble Digg Email. Take as much time as you need. Someone who was really important to you has left your life completely. After a relationship, it's hard not to feel blindsided by what you think are the right choices to make. No matter what, it's always hard to bounce back after a relationship. For me, when I had my heart broken, things as simple as my coffee tasting poorly would ruin my day.
It's best just to listen to your gut before forcing yourself into a situation you're not quite ready for.
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Our brains do funny things to us when we come out of a relationship. When a relationship goes south, both parties usually play some sort of a role. Sadly however, many choose to stay "in the angry" or "in the bitter" to the point that they are unable or unwilling to move forward from a place of pain to a place of peace. What do you do when the people around you start badgering you to "get back out there"? Whether by divorce or by spousal death, you are now on your own; yet your emotional being is still in the "one-half of a couple" mindset. To be clear, this isn't referring to that effed-up advice to jump into bed with someone else right away trust, that's not the best way to get over someone. But if you find you've made it through a whole workday or weekend without thinking about them, then that's a great step in the right direction.