A broken heart is a difficult thing to recover from; and no one is going to expect you to do it so quickly. Imagine having to break away from a person and a situation that you’ve grown accustomed to; that you’ve grown incredibly attached to. You meet a person; and you just click. You have a chemistry and you invest a lot of your time and energy into that relationship because you see that it has some genuine potential. You work your absolute hardest to make your relationship work; and the deeper that you get into things, the more invested you become. But alas, fate isn’t always going to be on your side.
No matter how hard you might try to make things work in your relationship, destiny might have other plans. And you are always going to be helpless to it. Sometimes, relationships just don’t work out – and when that happens, it can be very difficult to accept and move on from. But no matter how hard it might be, it’s not impossible. Moving on after a breakup isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it’s essential if you are ever going to want to find love and happiness again in your life. And even though the journey might seem rough and scary, you’re just going to have to suck it up and take it.
You’re just going to have to brave the storms no matter how rough it’s going to be. And ultimately, the process of moving on is going to culminate in you jumping back into the waters. The only real way that you know that you’ve moved on from your heartbreak is if you open yourself up to love again; if you open yourself up to the risk of getting hurt once more. Because at the end of the day, love is always going to be a risk. It’s never a sure thing and there’s always a chance that you’re going to end up getting hurt.
And that can be scary knowing that you’ve tried so hard to recover from being broken already in the past. So don’t be worried if you’re a little afraid and hesitant. That’s normal. It’s just important that you are able to keep these 6 things in mind throughout the entire process:
1. Understand that you are not alone in your brokenness.
You aren’t alone. There have been so many people who have stood where you are right now and they turned out alright. There are lots of people who are going through the same kind of process as well. Know that you’re not alone and there’s always someone you can turn to for support and advice.
2. You don’t necessarily have to rush into anything.
The process of falling in love after you’ve been broken isn’t necessarily something that you need to be rushing into. It’s okay for you to want to take more time to just heal yourself first. If you think that you are still harboring some emotional baggage, then take some extra time to address it first. You shouldn’t be pressured into anything you’re not comfortable with.
3. Always keep in mind that communication goes both ways.
You are going to want to navigate your feelings a lot as you’re trying to start things up with someone new; and you have to make sure that you stay open and honest about your feelings. And know that it’s not just about you expressing yourself either. You also need to maintain a sense of openness to your partner. They need to feel safe to talk to you about sensitive issues as well.
4. Know when you need to just step away from something.
You can be very tempted to automatically latch on to the first person you see as you’re trying to recover from being broken. But know that you don’t really have to do so. You can fix yourself on your own. And when you see that a situation with another person is toxic, have the strength to walk away from it. If not, you risk getting hurt even further. And that’s the last thing that you need right now.
5. Don’t let your feelings overpower you.
The pain that comes from being broken can be very overwhelming at times; and it can even evolve to other very negative and toxic emotions. You can experience lots of anger, bitterness, disdain, despair, and hopelessness. And you need to be able to fight that negativity. You can’t let yourself be consumed by all of that negative energy.
6. Don’t let the fear of getting hurt keep you from enjoying the beauty of true love.
And after all has been said and done, you always need to recognize the fact that love is always something that is worth taking a chance on. Yes, you’ve been hurt once before; but you should never let the fear of getting hurt deprive you of the experience of falling in love with someone.