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Breakup has its own sad effects

sex-and-relationships Updated: Jun 11, 2012 11:34 IST

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It’s been quite some time since you broke up with the one you loved, but you still experience that sinking feeling every morning when you get up. Breakup, undoubtedly is one of the most heart-wrenching phases in life that one goes through. People try all sorts of things, right from getting a hair cut to running to a far off destination to sail through a breakup, and yet fail to fill that void created in their life.

Actor Olivia Wilde revealed in a recent interview that she had to fight weight and sleep issues after her marriage came to an end last year. The Hollywood star said she experienced a manic phase and took respite in food in a bid to self-medicate and also suffered from insomnia.

Experts say that instead of trying out all sorts of means to deal with a breakup, it’s better to face the fact that it takes time to heal.

Pulkit Sharma, Clinical psychologist

“Breakups are extremely painful and can leave a person shattered. You can’t really get up the next day grinning. You would be fooling yourself if you do so. Allow time to heal your heart,” says relationship expert Jai Madan.

Mending a broken heart
Don’t lock yourself up in a room to mourn. It will make you feel worse.
Seek emotional support. Confide in a friend who would listen to you without being judgmental.
Write down your feeling in a dairy. It helps let out pent up emotions, making you feel better.
Spend time with family and friends. Indulge in activities you enjoy. Go out for a dinner or go shopping with friends. Pursuing a creative hobby is also healing. But only take up something that genuinely interests you.

(Inputs by Pulkit Sharma, Clinical psychologist)