How to Cope with Heartbreak During the Holiday Period

Do Not Ignore or Dismiss Your Feelings

I believe it is okay not to be okay. Accept you are heartbroken and allow yourself to feel your feelings. When you stop masking your negative with a false outlook, you experience relief. You can also show your loved ones that your world is falling apart during the wonderful time of the year. As a result, you may gain unconditional love and support that can help you repair yourself after a divorce or breakup.

Break out of Your Holiday Traditions and Routines

After a relationship break up or divorce, do justice to yourself by abandoning the holiday routines you shared with your ex. Open a fresh page with new experiences and memories. Believe me, this will help you get over your ex and heal faster than you even think.

Shower Yourself with Love

When butterflies fade in your relationship or marriage, and you decide to part ways, it is only natural to take back the love you gave your ex. You can shower yourself with love by eating well-balanced meals, getting enough sleep, going for walks (alone or with friends), reading books and getting a manicure. When you focus on yourself, you will likely stay in the present moment. This can keep you from thinking about your ex during the holidays.

Anastasia Filipenko

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

MS, University of Tartu
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Using the acquired academic and professional experience, I advise patients with various complaints about mental health - depressed mood, nervousness, lack of energy and interest, sleep disorders, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and anxieties, difficulty concentrating, and stress. In my free time, I love to paint and go on long walks on the beach. One of my latest obsessions is sudoku – a wonderful activity to calm an unease mind.

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MS, University of Latvia

I am deeply convinced that each patient needs a unique, individual approach. Therefore, I use different psychotherapy methods in my work. During my studies, I discovered an in-depth interest in people as a whole and the belief in the inseparability of mind and body, and the importance of emotional health in physical health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (a big fan of thrillers) and going on hikes.

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