Warning: some of these coping methods can get pretty weird.
Break ups are horrible experiences. There’s no going around it. However, they are inevitable parts of any dysfunctional relationship. Break ups are what allow us to end the toxic relationships that we are in and move on to better things. Break ups can be seen as opportunities for growth and development in different avenues. They can be seen as new starting points in life. However, that perspective can do little in helping people feel better about going through a break up. There are some coping mechanisms that people can try out whenever they feel like the pain is too much to bear. Warning: some of these coping methods can get pretty weird. Here are 15 unusual things people do to cope with break ups:
1. Change the sheets.
This is where you just use to sit and talk to each other. This is where you had your sexual escapades. There are many memories embedded into these sheets, and you just can’t wait to get rid of all of them.
2. Go on vacation.
Maybe the best way to escape the sorrows of the break up is to escape from where you are… literally. Go on a vacation. Take a trip to unfamiliar territory and immerse yourself in a new culture. Start exposing yourself to different kinds of people and let them distract you from your pain.
3. Renovate the bedroom.
A new-look bedroom means that you have a renewed outlook on life, love, and relationships. At the very least, it’s a nice little do-it-yourself project that you can work on to keep yourself distracted. It’s a great way to take your mind off things.
4. Put into writing just how awesome you are.
Sometimes, you just need to be reminded of your own worth. You need to tell yourself that you’re still a catch and that someone is going to treat you right someday. But for now, you’re all you’ve got and that should be enough.
5. Binge watch on movies and TV shows.
Watch some old action movies; indulge in some romantic comedies. Just watch anything that’ll take your mind off the pain of your current situation. Movies can serve as a great escape from reality. So hurry up, call your best friends and throw a Netflix binge party. - Continue reading on the next page