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My Boyfriend and I Broke Up. How Can I Feel Better?

My Boyfriend and I Broke Up. How Can I Feel Better?

My boyfriend and I broke up last month. I thought I'd be OK by now, but I'm totally miserable. What can I do to feel better?
- Stacey*

Recovering from a break-up isn't easy. To help you deal with your grief, combat sadness, and boost self-esteem, try:

  • talking about how you feel with family and friends
  • taking good care of yourself physically — getting plenty of rest, eating healthy, and exercising
  • staying busy
  • doing things you enjoy

Sometimes, though, even when people are really trying to feel better, they may need some extra help recovering from a break-up. Talking to a counselor or other mental health professional can help them sort through their feelings and begin to feel better.

Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: May 2013

*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.