Break-ups can cause intense emotions and significant life changes. Throughout all the discomfort, you may feel the urge to drink. Try these tips to stay sober as you tackle the pain of a break-up head-on.
Remember That This Pain Is Temporary
Break-ups hurt, but you can draw comfort from one simple fact -- the pain will lessen over time. Everything you feel right now is temporary.
Think back to other difficult moments in your life and how you no longer feel that pain with the same intensity. Soon the emotion of this break-up will fade too. It won't happen overnight, but you will feel better.
Look for the Lessons
Try to evaluate the relationship like an outside observer. What went wrong? What should you look for in a partner in the future? Think of this relationship as practice for your next one. You can learn important lessons and grow stronger despite this heartbreak. In fact, your future relationship will prosper because you went through this experience.
Take care not to beat up on yourself, however. Sometimes people are just incompatible. A break up doesn't mean there's anything inherently wrong with you. As the saying goes, "There's a lid for every pot." You'll find someone who sticks to you like glue if you choose to keep looking.