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If you’ve just had a break-up and are feeling down, you’re not alone. Just about everyone experiences a break-up at some point, and many then have to deal with heartbreak — a wave of grief, anger, confusion, low self-esteem, and maybe even jealousy all at once.
Lots of things can cause heartbreak. Some people might have had a romantic relationship that ended before they were ready. Others might have strong feelings for someone who doesn’t feel the same way. Or maybe a person feels sad or angry when a close friend ends or abandons the friendship.
Although the causes may be different, the feeling of loss is the same — whether it’s the loss of something real or the loss of something you only hoped for. People describe heartbreak as a feeling of heaviness, emptiness, and sadness.
Most people will tell you you’ll get over it or you’ll meet someone else, but when it’s happening to you, it can feel like no one else in the world has ever felt the same way. If you’re experiencing these feelings, there are things you can do to lessen the pain.
Here are some tips that might help.
Sometimes the sadness is so deep — or lasts so long — that a person may need some extra support. If you feel depressed, are not starting to feel better after a few weeks, are using alcohol or drugs to feel better, or feel like you want to hurt yourself or someone else, talk to your doctor, a trusted adult, counselor, or therapist.
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Does your boyfriend or girlfriend treat you as well as you treat him or her? Does your BF or GF support you in good times as well as bad? Does he or she get who you really are? Find out if you’re in a healthy relationship.
If someone close to you has died, you probably feel overwhelmed with grief. Read about some things that might help you cope.
Breaking up means having an awkward or difficult conversation. Here are some ideas on what to say and how to say it – and why it’s best to break up in person.
Abuse has no place in love. Read this article to find out how to recognize the signs of abuse and how you can get help.
Do you wonder why you fly off the handle so easily sometimes? Do you wish you knew healthier ways to express yourself when you’re steamed? Check out this article for help with dealing with anger.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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