HANEY5 said on
The grief cycle is part of every break-up. Although the mind understands that the relationship is over, the soul may continue to grasp at the hope that the relationship can somehow be resurrected and sustained. It is important to engage in generous self-care at the end of the relationship. Perhaps the most important expression of self-care is visiting with a non-anxious friend or a therapist to discuss the impact of the relationship’s ending. Also, light exercise like walking and swimming will help ward off the chemical soup that leads to depression.
PabloZ said on
I agree with Haneys. You grieve as you are mourning the death of a relationship, with all the hopes and dreams that went with it. You are also mourning the loss of that person who you card very deeply about. So expect to go through the 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Be kind to yourself and give yourself permission to grieve. Do what you can to look after and nourish your body with healthy food and exercise, even when you don't feel like it.