Do you need some help getting over the pain of a break up? Do you want to understand what went wrong? Find out more about how to turn your Break Up into A New Beginning.
A breakup can be one of the most difficult and stressful times in your life. People going through a breakup experience many painful emotions, such as sadness, anger, confusion, and grief. This can be true even for the partner who initiated the breakup. The emotional toll of a breakup is affected by several factors, including the length of the relationship, your future plans, your commitment level, how happy you were in the relationship, whether it was your idea to end it or not, and whether there were other painful issues, such as infidelity or abuse involved. If it was your first serious relationship, then it may be especially difficult to let go of your “first love.” Or, if it was a long-term relationship, you might experience a loss of identity and may need to explore and find out who you are outside of the relationship.
The amount of time it takes to get over a breakup can vary greatly. While a person may recover quickly from the end of a short-term relationship, the end of a long-term relationship can take a long time to grieve. Nowadays, as more couples live together on a long-term basis, a breakup may be quite similar to a divorce.
Dr. Christine can help you deal with and recover from the emotional pain of a breakup. She can also can help you to evaluate the relationship and tease apart the positive and negative aspects of it. By understanding which parts of the relationship were healthy for you and which weren’t, you can decide to make some changes so that you don’t have to repeat the same unhealthy patterns. Also, by remembering the good and the bad of the relationship, you can make peace with the fact that it ended, knowing that there is a possibility for an even better relationship in the future. Despite the relationship being over, you can still make meaning from the experience. Through examining the relationship with Dr. Christine, you can learn more about yourself and how you relate to others, and what kind of relationship works best for you.