Relationships & Dealing with Breakups: A Mental Health Perspective

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How does a breakup affect us

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Grieving the loss of a meaningful relationship is natural
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A breakup can lead to mental breakdown or other mental health issues

Ways to deal with a breakup

1. Take time to heal

Message in sand, time heals. It's common advice given to people after a relationship breakup.
‘Time heals’ is age-old advice for after a relationship breakup

2. Don’t take drastic steps

3. Take a break from social media

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A healthy way to heal is to stay away from all addictions, including technology

4. Indulge in a hobby

5. Maintain a schedule

6. Stay in touch with family and friends

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Turning to family and friends can prove to be very healing and helpful

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Arnold Mascarenhas

Arnold Mascarenhas


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