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Anxiety After a Break-up

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Dealing with the anxiety after a break-up takes a lot of effort. Your mind wanders–usually back to what went wrong, how things might have worked out etc.

Your anxiety can ultimately send you into a tailspin if you allow it. It takes concerted effort and self-discipline to resist the downward spiral.

Take each and every day one step at a time. Sleep, stare at your ceiling, read, do puzzles, rent movies, sip tea, talk to your dog or cat. Talking to our animals can be so therapeutic because even though they don’t know what you’re saying they look as though they do and really do want you to feel better.

Anxiety wears you down. There’s no use in forcing yourself not to think about the break-up–you will and need to. However, discipline yourself to limit the time you spend rehashing the details.  Set reasonable limits when it comes to thinking about it–say 10 minutes at a time.

If you feel that your anxiety is distracting you from your day to day life you may need to seek professional help.

Here is a link to a help guide for anxiety:

http://helpguide.org/mental/anxiety_types_symptoms_treatment.htm