My boyfriend and I broke up last month. I thought I'd be OK by now, but I'm totally miserable. What can I do to feel better?
Recovering from a break-up isn't easy. To help you deal with your grief, combat sadness, and boost self-esteem, try:
- talking about how you feel with family and friends
- taking good care of yourself physically — getting plenty of rest, eating healthy, and exercising
- staying busy
- doing things you enjoy
Sometimes, though, even when people are really trying to feel better, they may need some extra help recovering from a break-up. Talking to a counselor or other mental health professional can help them sort through their feelings and begin to feel better.
Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD
Date reviewed: January 2010
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