Topic: Topic: How do you break up well?How do I know it’s healthy to start dating again after a divorce or breakup?
The weightiness of breakups Reminding us of our need as humans for intimacy There are ways to do break ups “better”, but no way to do it “easy”
Keep it classy, kind, and clear
Break ups are in a moment, but the work of a break up is long term face to face universally preferred in the research What do you need and what needs healing? Find your support people Consider the impact on relationships beyond yourself
Allow for emotions
Give opportunity to process for yourself and your break up partner let complex emotions be there, just listen and then move forward Own what needs to be owned, don’t own what isn’t yours Dave’s wisdom = “It’s not you, it’s us.” space before friendship Happier music video: https://youtu.be/m7Bc3pLyij0
Give yourself time and space for the grief
Set needed boundaries Homeostasis, getting to normalcy and comfort Pay attention to your internal dialogue and engage in healthy and aware self-talk A good time to engage in your spiritual life for foundation safety/comfort Space in communication disenfranchised grief and awareness of the stages of grief markers for “moving on”
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/
Necessary Endings: https://amzn.to/3PD8Q4Q
Short answer: Keep it classy and give yourself time.