How to survive a breakup
The breakup of a relationship can be an incredibly painful experience. Discussing breakups – and how to survive them – is part of one TFP lesson. Students also explore safe and unsafe ways to break up, and good and bad reasons to break up.
Here is some breakup advice from TFP counselors:
Kim: “Cry if you need to cry and do what you need to do in order to move forward in a healthy way.”
Jalise: “Sometimes there’s good breakups, and it’s ok to be friends with healthy boundaries. It’s OK not to hate the person. Sometimes people are better as friends.”
Enjoli: “You can do better – you don’t deserve to be treated disrespectfully. You are young, remember you have many experiences ahead of you.”
Melissa: “Don’t let getting broken up with determine your self-worth. It doesn’t mean you don’t deserve love.”
Susanna: “Talk to friends about how you are feeling, and make sure to take a break from seeing that person so you can allow yourself to get over them.”
For extra break up help, check out the website http://breakupsurvival.guide/about/, a project of the Death, Sex and Money podcast hosted by Anna Sales. This simple website features break up survival tips from listeners, which range from songs to listen to, books to read and other things to do.
When a break up has been incredibly painful and you need someone to talk to immediately, you can always call 2-1-1 to be connected to a crisis hotline.
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