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Relationship Breakup – How to manage your mental health

By 5th February 2021No Comments

Good and happy relationships can greatly benefit our mental health and emotional wellbeing. But problems or changes in our relationships can impact on this. .

A breakup or divorce can be one of the most upsetting, stressful and emotional experiences in life. Whatever the reason for the split and whether you wanted it or not the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down and trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling emotions.

A divorce or relationship breakup can be extremely painful because it represents the loss, not just of the partnership, but also of the hopes, dreams and commitments you shared.

After a relationship breakup you may feel a range of emotions, these may include fear, uncertainty about the future, anger at your partner or yourself, sadness, loneliness, isolation and a possible sense of failure. You may be asking yourself if you could have done anything differently, and may worry that the breakup may have been your fault. 

It might be difficult to adjust to your new circumstances and this can impact on your mental health. Worrying about the impact of the breakup, separation or divorce on others such as children can also add to the stress of the situation.

You may find it difficult to think about future plans. You may feel worried or anxious about the future. Even if the relationship prior to the breakup was not stable and happy venturing into the unknown is frightening.

However despite the feelings you might have in time things will get better. You will need time to come to terms with what has happened and to learn to accept that a relationship has come to an end which will be difficult.

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