Breaking up and handling a painful break-up is one very important part of dating and romantic relationships, which is as unpleasant as it’s so often inevitable. Learning how to deal with break-ups is essential to your emotional health and to your ability to emerge from the pain and the sadness associated with stopping seeing someone you really loved and being able to both move on in your love life and function in your other daily activities without letting your break-ups affect your work, school and other obligation.
If you are dealing with the pain of breaking up with someone you dated, fell in love with, or if you are just out of a long-term relationship, please read our practical tips on overcoming a painful break up . If you just lost your first true love, this might just be the most break up of your life. The good news is that any future break-ups, if any, will likely be easier, and if you manage your current emotional state, you will be stronger and more ready for any future break-ups. Read our advice about how to handle losing first love.
And if you are on other end of dating life and you are getting back into the dating world after divorce, please read our advice about dating after divorce.