We have all been there, haven’t we? Meeting someone, getting to know them, falling in love. We have all felt that. Unfortunately, sometimes, falling in love doesn’t have a happy ending. Sometimes things just don’t work out and you can’t help but feel disappointed afterwards. Especially if you have given this relationship your all and you have tried everything to make it work. Walking out of a relationship or being broken up with, however, is not the end of the world. In reality, it can be a teaching moment in your life. So, if you want to commemorate it, what better way to do it then with a broken heart tattoo, which is going to help mend your soul.
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How to move on after a break up?
Moving on after a break up can be a daunting task. Especially if you didn’t see it coming. However, it is something that almost everyone has experienced only to find the love of their life afterwards. So, if you are feeling down right now because of a failed relationship, it is time to pick yourself up and start working on getting past the hurt. It may not be easy, but it is completely doable and there are plenty of guides out there on how to do it. Of course, guides can be generic, so you need to go at your own pace and do the things that make you happy. However, following some of these tips will definitely speed up your break up recovery process.
Everyone has gone through at least one bad break up in their life
Allow yourself to feel all the emotions
After a break-up a lot of people make the mistake of pretending they are okay. It is easy to get carried away when your friends say it’s no big deal or you say to yourself that you didn’t love that person anyway. That, however, is the wrong way to go about this. It is okay to feel sad after a break up. This person has played a big part in your life, you have spent so much time together, it is normal to miss them. So, you need to allow yourself to feel that. Let your emotions out, cry if you need to, different people deal with emotions in different ways, but it is important to deal with them nonetheless.
When you let your emotions out you will feel better instantly
Focus on yourself
Have you always wanted to go to a cooking class, but your partner wasn’t into it? Well, now is your chance. Not having to coordinate your hobbies with a significant other is so much easier. Now is the perfect time for you to go out there, focus on your own wants and needs and do things you have always wanted to do. In other words, it is time to be selfish, especially if you have had to make a lot of compromises for this relationship. Plus, the more time you spend doing things that interest you, the easier it will be to move on and the faster the time is going to pass. Furthermore, spending time outside allows you to meet new and interesting people, which are definitely going to take your mind off your failed relationship.
Go out and do things you love to mend your broken heart
Move at your own pace
Don’t compare yourself to others. Your best friend broke up with her boyfriend and ended up dating another guy 2 weeks later? Great! That may work for her, but it may not work for you. Move at your own pace and don’t rush into things you don’t feel comfortable doing. Jumping into another relationship just to forget the previous one may lead to even more heartbreak and disappointment. So, if you don’t feel like dealing with dating right now, that is perfectly okay. What’s more, if you feel like staying at home for a week, crying and eating ice cream, that is okay too. Dealing with a break up has its own grieving phase, which everyone survives in different ways. That is why you shouldn’t compare yourself to others, just do what makes you feel good right now.
Don’t compare your process to others
Stop blaming yourself
Usually if you have been broken up with the first question that comes to mind is “What did I do wrong?”. It is human nature to look at ourselves first and start blaming ourselves for the failed relationship. Then you start rewinding back for things you could have done differently or moments where you felt like you did something wrong. We are here to tell you, however, that almost all of the time there is no one to blame. Sometimes these things just don’t work out. Maybe you were just too different, or you were in different stages in your life. Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you are meant for each other. What’s more, is this was your person, you would have found a way to work through your differences. So, don’t blame yourself, don’t look for things you could have done differently and just find a way to move on.
Playing the blame game never helps
Don’t look for closure
Closure is such an overrated thing. Especially in a break up. It is good to be given an explanation as to why the relationship is ending. But, forget about closure. You will always want to say more, you will always want to ask for more questions. The healthiest thing to do, however, is to just accept the break up and stop looking for answers. Because, believe it or not, the person sitting across from you may not even have them. At a time of sorrow you will be looking for logic, but the person who broke up with you may have based their decision on emotions. Therefore, they may not be able to answer your questions. That is why, you need to accept your faith and move on. Find the closure in your own mind, instead of looking for it from the other person.
Closure comes from within
“I think we should be just friends”. This devastating sentence has led to many heartbreaks. What’s more, lots of people accept this friendship just because they don’t want to lose that person. By doing so, however, you don’t allow yourself to move past that person. After a break up you need to what is best for you and what is best for you is to distance yourself. Stop checking their social media, stop texting them, don’t meet up with them for a cup of coffee. Allow yourself the freedom of not having that person in your life anymore. Staying friends after you have been together for a long time is not a bad thing, but give yourself time to heal first. Then, if you feel like you want to be friends, then that is okay.
Don’t accept their friendship just so they can stay in your life
Why should I get a broken heart tattoo?
Having your heart broken is something every person in the world has gone through. And while some people are able to move on swiftly, others are not so lucky. For some it is a life changing experience, especially if the relationship has been a very long one. A broken heart tattoo can help mend you heart. It also commemorates this important moment in your life. So, if you have had to change your whole life and mindset after a break up, a broken heart tattoo is just for you.
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Broken hearts come with a lot of life lessons
You can turn this gorgeous realistic drawing into an even more beautiful tattoo
We’ve all had our hearts broken at least once
After the rain comes the rainbow
Don’t just say “I’m fine”, look for help if you need it
This tattoo is so realistic
Even a smaller broken heart tattoo can be just as effective