Healthy Healing: Tips For Getting Through A Break Up

Danny R. Gibson, LMFT: It’s normal that you go through some of the healing, sort of the grieving processes of any kind of break up because a break up is like any other death so to speak. You’re going to be grieving the loss of that relationship, so it’s important that you sort of just allow yourself to grieve. If you feel like crying, cry. If you feel like staying at home and binge-watching TV for a week, do that. Whatever you need to do to get through that period, but also you need to realize that you can get stuck there.

I don’t want to see you there 6 months from now, but right now you want to grieve. You want to process what’s going on with you. I often encourage clients to write in journals or write in notebooks. Write about what you’re feeling and what you’re thinking. No one has to see that journal, but its just for you to be able to get some of that thoughts and energy from your mind on to actual paper.