Dating again after being dumped
While living with emotional pain is distressing, some people find it cathartic or a necessary way to acknowledge their upset at losing something important.Self care may seem obvious but try to eat, rest and relax.While they may have hurt you they will have their own view about what has happened and may also be struggling with the split.If the break-up has left you feeling suicidal speak to your GP, go to A&E or call The Samaritans.There is no set period of post break-up mourning to observe however, and some people find themselves in a new relationship quickly while others wait awhile – by choice or due to other factors.This will pass Over time the feelings of loss, despair and heartbreak should recede.
It’s common to fixate on the past relationship – dissecting why it went ‘wrong’, or planning how to repair it, and to be preoccupied with memories of your relationship (good or bad).
Information from the NHS here and here) Being fixated with your ex is common when a relationship ends.
If this moves into consistent, repeated, unwanted contact with your ex, their family, friends or workmates this is stalking.
If you have lost your appetite small snacks may suit you better than big meals.
If you’re not sleeping at night if you’re able to nap in the day or at least try and rest while you are awake may be useful.
If friends/family want to help, ask them for practical support like doing shopping, housework, cooking or childcare.