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Ways to Emerge From Heartbreak

February 10, 20149 min
Step away from the Ben and Jerry's.When you're in a long, loving relationship it's hard to process that you've just been dumped. The breakup seems out of nowhere, which leaves you more vulnerable than ever.You may think the best therapy post break up is a tub of your favorite Ben and Jerry's, a sappy romantic comedy movie and to take shelter on your couch for weeks.Unable to allow yourself to move on damages your overall health. Depression, lack of sleep, junk food eating and reflecting on the past will keep you from moving past the breakup and finding love again.When you're grieving, it's hard to focus on staying healthy and positive. The most important way to emerge from heartbreak, is to love yourself and take time for yourself.Licensed psychologist, Dr. Sherrie Campbell, PhD, shares ways to emerge out of your heartbreak in a healthy and positive way.

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