Coming out of a relationship can be difficult no matter how long you were with that person. Sometimes love causes you to fall hard and fast for someone, and if you’ve been with someone for years, leaving that part of your life behind is something that you may struggle with. Whether it was a long or short relationship, it’s important to concentrate on the most important person; you. We understand what you’re going through, so take a look at these tips on how to look after yourself when you’re newly single.
Understand that it’s okay to cry
No matter whether your reason for breaking up is mutual, or you’ve had your heart broken by your ex significant other, breaking up can make you feel alone and leave you feeling emotional. Don’t ever feel like it’s not okay to let these emotions out with a good cry! Bottling up emotions isn’t good for your mental health and trust us, even though you may smudge your make up, you’ll feel tons better after doing so! Sometimes a release in emotion is simply all you need to pick yourself up and carry on.
Get the difficult parts out of the way
Sometimes in relationships you build things together. This means that when a relationship breaks down there are a lot of difficult things that need sorting out. Having a pet together for example, can lead to having to choose who keeps the animal. The same goes for homes purchased together and any children you may have. Divorce is another part of relationship breakdowns that can be difficult, especially if one side of the party becomes greedy. Getting the difficult things out of the way sooner rather than later will help you brush yourself off and get on with your life.
Get together with the girls!
If there’s one thing that you can always count on – it’s your girls! Nothing is better than having a close knit group of friends that you can turn to when the going gets tough. Arranging a night to get together with the girls for some laughs, your favourite poison, and a good old gossip will do wonders for the soul.
Have a pampering session
Finally, when you’re newly single there’s nothing better than refreshing your look and beginning the newest chapter of your life with a smile on your face. Visit the salon and have your hair cut, get yourself a cute manicure, and spend an evening pampering yourself with all of your favorite products! You’ll wake the next day feeling like a new woman that’s ready to put that part of her life behind her. You can do this!