Dating nowadays is rough! But after being hurt from the loss of a breakup, or the lingering effects from a tumultuous relationship can leave you traumatized and never wanting to give your heart to another again! People do crazy things while in love, but even crazier when broken-hearted and the pain can blind your judgment. At this fragile time, I recommend not making any rash decisions and refrain from doing anything impulsive. I see some taking advice to just get back out there as a distraction, or others may hold on to the pain and anger for far too long, thinking that they may be undeserving of love.
The best thing to do is to just let those feelings go. Easier said than done, I know. By letting it go, I mean to allow yourself to grieve but don’t dwell on it heavily to the point you are over thinking about every mistake you may have made in the relationship! After you allow yourself to grieve the loss of the relationship, give yourself the love and compassion you’ve always craved and needed in your life! There is a lot of talk about self love, but it’s not just a form of self-care but an entire lifestyle.
From being empathetic to yourself instead of maybe taking blame many times. Stopping negative self-talk and replacing it with positive affirmations. Nip self-defeating thoughts in the bud and start being more aware of your strengths and gifts. And having strong boundaries is a must! That's just naming a few, but it is a lifelong habit that needs to be practiced and we all know practice makes perfect, so don’t give up! This is where true healing and growth is born and there's nothing but positive that can come out of that!