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But you don't need me to tell you that. It's an absolutely heartbreaking experience for anyone who goes through it. After all, it severely impacts our mental health and causes levels of anxiety to skyrocket. Quoting an article published by The Huffington Post:
"Researchers from the University of Nevada surveyed more than 230 students who had been cheated on within the past three months, either by an ex or current partner. The participants had an average relationship length of 1.76 years.
The team found that being cheated on was linked to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and said: “people who experienced more emotional and psychological distress after being cheated on engaged in more risky behaviors.”
So if your partner cheats on you, here are several things you can do to improve your mental health:
Write down anything that's on your mind.
When you write down any negative thoughts, they're no longer trapped in your head. Thus, it's much easier to articulate how you're feeling and the necessary steps to get from where you are to wherever you want to be in life.
Remember that infidelity doesn't define your self-worth.
Your partner cheating on you doesn't make you any less awesome. That moment doesn't determine who you are or your future. Unfortunately, you cannot change what happens to you. However, you can certainly choose your response. Which brings me to my final point...
Become the best person you can be.
Every day, make a tiny bit of progress towards the life you desire. Put one foot in front of the other. Although change won't happen overnight, the power of compound will create a much better life over time.