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How to Stay Happy and Healthy After a Breakup

Don’t let some douche get you down. Here are five ways to seize the (happy) days ahead.

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When I caught my last boyfriend cheating on me (with a Hooters waitress, no less!), I was crushed. How could he do this? Doesn’t he value my feelings more than a tawdry fling with some tramp? Clearly not. What a dolt. Anyhow, I soon learned that there’s no sense trying to make sense of crazy. Let crazy be crazy and stay far, far away.

How to Stay Happy and Healthy After a Breakup

I didn’t come to that conclusion quickly though. After that breakup, I stayed indoors for way too long wondering about my own worth in the eyes of men. What a waste of time. Now, I know that enduring a breakup or divorce can obviously be an incredibly emotional and exasperating time. Whether you’ve parted with a partner of several years or several months, it’s likely you’ve been feeling blue and rather uninspired.

Though it can hard to accept that one chapter of your life has come to a close, remember that new and exciting times await you. Take control of your story and reinvent yourself post-breakup by revisiting an old hobby, signing up for a language class, or exploring an extreme sport. Whatever your interests, get out there and celebrate them.

To help embrace your newfound freedom, he’s a list of activities that helped me get back out there and seize the day:

How to Stay Happy and Healthy After a Breakup

Embrace Your Inner Wanderlust

Now that you have the opportunity to create your own itinerary, it’s time you embrace your inner wanderlust. Whether you plan to travel solo, or you’ve corralled the ladies for an adventurous road trip. Whip out that travel bucket list you’ve been neglecting and get ready to start crossing off some destinations. Another way to see the sites while also saving money is to embark on a solo cruise. The coordinated stops of cruise lines offer a wide variety of ambiances and experiences — from exploration to romance, rest and relaxation. Ask yourself what you’re hoping to achieve by traveling, be it enrichment, education or just simply adventure.

How to Stay Happy and Healthy After a Breakup

Foster Your Friendships

Beat the loneliness and fill that hole you feel by spending time with your best friends. There are plenty of scientific studies showing that being around close friends not only makes people happy, but is the key to living a long and healthy life. And who better than your bestie to tell you that he wasn’t worth your time in the first place? Deep down you always knew you were too good for him — why not surround yourself with others who agree with you?

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

Reader Discussion: 92 Comments

  1. Freda Dawson

    I know it seems like a long road ahead, but remember, if this painful period is used correctly, it can set you up to fly. Consider this time as the fertile compost you need to grow a life you’ll love again.

    • Eloisa

      Get back up again and start over.

  2. There’s no easy way to moving and forgetting a sad and painful relationship. 😢 It’s gonna take time. Don’t let the person who hurt you get the best of you. Accept what happened, move on and be better. He will soon realize what he lost.

  3. I’ve read other articles about this topic but I like this better. Just wanna also add this, Divert your attention to productive causes. Instead of idling the whole day in your way, be brave enough to face each day and do your best to live a functional life despite the pain you’re going through.

  4. Claudia Alvarado

    Thanks for this article, I’ve been reading a lot of self-help books and articles about moving on and glad to see yours.

    • Bernice Hodges

      You should always visit Urbanette’s page because topics here are very helpful.

  5. SONIA

    Whether this break up was your idea or your partner’s it really doesn’t matter. There’s no greater pain, than watching the hopes and dreams you shared between the two of you disintergrate before your eyes.

  6. Shirley Schneider

    Don’t let yourself feel blue after a breakup. Definitely don’t overeat as well!!!!!!! Get those icecream and chocolates away!!!

  7. Iris Payne

    I was recently in a toxic relationship that lasted 1 year yet it felt like forever to me. It wasn’t the easiest to get out of and even if I was together with that person for just a year, it took so much energy and emotion out of me. It was very draining and now I feel like none of the things on this list could help me recover. I’m willing to try it though because I don’t really plan on being in the dark for so long. But I can’t help but feel extremely exhausted and all I want to do is lay around all day and sleep. I was told that it might be depression or I was just really drained from all of that emotional abuse I got in the past.

    • Maddi Lemmon

      Talk to someone about those feelings. Don’t give up on trying to feel better. That breakup was probably for the best. You deserve better.

  8. Stacy Maldonado

    My bestfriend is currently experiencing this and I’m going to show her this article. Hopefully I can ask her to all of this with me just to make her feel better.

  9. Time will tell whether we can move on easily or not. I don’t think that any amount of recreational activities can heal hearts.

  10. Ofelia Ruley

    Currently going through a divorce and it’s not the easiest to deal with. I’ve fought for this man for more than 10 years but in the end, the odds aren’t in our favor and I guess it’s not meant to be. Maybe in time, wounds will heal but scars will be left. I honestly still can’t believe that this is happening and it all feels so unreal right now. It’s like I fell asleep with this man beside me the night before and the next day I was already signing the divorce papers. I guess some people grow apart instead of growing old together. It’s something we just have to accept.

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