Five ways to survive a break-up
High school relationships don’t last forever. When faced with a break-up, you may feel a number of different emotions. Stop and think for a minute before you speak, so that things can end on good terms. Here are five ways to survive your first or tenth break-up.
- Stay calm. During the initial phase of the break-up, many emotions will be running through you. When you actual break up with your significant other, keep your voice level and calm. Screaming, yelling and placing blame will not do any good to the situation at hand. You can freak out after the break-up is final, and you are alone in your room.
- Be yourself afterwards. You are single now! Single and ready to mingle! However you decide to spend your single days is up to you, but refrain from dating someone right after breaking up. Not only is this disrespectful to your no longer significant other, but you also need time to figure out who you are as a person. Always be true to your personality.
- Talk to your friends and family. Holding in all your emotion is not good for your body. Your friends (true friends) will be there to comfort you and to listen as you spill your guts out to them about everything that went wrong. Remember to not bash your ex while talking to friends; that’s how rumors get started.
- Involve yourself in things you love. Now that you are single, you have more time for yourself. Go and get that pedicure that you’ve wanted for so long. It’s okay to treat yourself. If you love underwater basket weaving, then take a class. Immerse yourself in the surrounding world to learn what life is like without someone by your side.
- Forgive. In order to completely get over what did not work out in your relationship, you must forgive the person who did it to you. This does not mean apologizing face to face; it means to move on. Forgiveness will make you comfortable with yourself and being who you are.
Break-ups are hard in any situation. Be sure to rely on yourself and your gut instincts. Now that you are single, it is time to move on. Remember to stay classy and love yourself when moving on with your high school life.