Seeking Talk Therapy: Moving On After A Breakup

There are several reasons why relationships end. Someone you thought was supposed to make you happy is now the person who taught you not to trust anyone.

During a bad breakup, it is essential that a person has a stable support system. Friends should be available each time you need to discuss emotions because dealing with them alone is difficult. Someone has to encourage you whenever your thoughts are pulling you down.

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Tallying Pain – Talk Therapy

If you feel that your breakup is causing you more than just weeks of sleepless nights and it’s affecting your behavior, maybe you need a few talk therapy sessions with friends. You have the power not to let your past relationship cause you depression. This type of counseling is available for people who choose to seek the help of a counselor who is knowledgeable in managing the pain the bad breakup brings.

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Therapy Encourages And Heals

“In this kind of [talk] therapy, clients get an opportunity to explore and broaden the range of feelings that they are comfortable with. This exploratory process not only helps a person understand subtle and often unnoticed emotions but also helps them begin to manage strong and often uncomfortable feelings more effectively,” wrote F. Diane Barth, LCSW.

Yes, your friends love you, but they can get tired of the drama in the long run. They can also be subjective in giving tall advice or may avoid saying things they think can hurt you but are essential in the process of healing and moving on. A talk therapy expert, on the other hand, knows the psychology of breakups and the importance of truth in moving on.

Talk Therapy Benefits

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Self-Discovery: Know Yourself

    • This helps you know yourself. If you have been with someone for so long, you tend to adopt his hobbies or talking mannerisms, and a breakup brings up the question of what or who you are without your partner. Do you still have your identity, or do you lose an understanding of your personal aspirations and goals?
    • Building a life together with your partner is normal. Once the relationship ends, you have the opportunity to realize what you want in life without the influence of your partner.
    • “Let your therapist guide you,” wrote John M Grohol, PsyD. “A therapist’s main job is to act as a guide in your recovery and healing process. Therapists are not there to necessarily give you all the answers, but help you find your own way to those answers.”
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Be Optimistic

    • During the breakup, you need to remain positive. It is unwise to linger on harmful thoughts such as regrets, self-blame, hatred, hopelessness, and such. A counselor knows how to bring out your emotions, deal with negative thoughts, and get rid of them.
    • This approach is beneficial in helping you get the drive you need to start all over. Psychotherapy aids you in managing pain, and at the same time, channeling it in the most productive way and trying to restart your life.

Learn How To Forgive

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    • The key to letting go and moving on is forgiveness. Rubin Khoddam, PhD, wrote, “The act of forgiving is one of realizing that holding onto the anger and resentment no longer carries the same weight on us. Instead of seeing something as good or bad, we begin to see things with full acceptance, as they are, however that is.”

Learn How To Accept

    • Though it takes time to heal, a counselor aids you in getting through the process. Psychotherapy makes you realize the imperfections of life, and that somehow, we should all learn the value of acceptance. Psychotherapy emphasizes the binding capacity of humans to make mistakes and to be capable of learning forgiveness.

Final Thoughts And Takeaways

Finding the person you get to share your life with can be the primary goal of every person on this planet, and ending the relationship can be overwhelming and destructive to the mind. Talk therapy is the best option for positively moving on (without bitterness and hatred).

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