I think it's important to recognize the loss ... Even if it's a small one. Whether the decision was yours or not, you're still going to missing one person from a certain part of your life ... And it hurts.
When i broke up w/ my last bf, I cried for about a week. Took bubble baths every nite, ate a lot of chocolate ice cream and bananas. I would call people and vent ... Ask them for their advice. But this only lasted a week. Too much longer than that and it's no longer healthy.
I put away all the stuffed animals, pictures and roses he gave me. He gave me my pet rat just 3 days before we broke up, but i still have her and love her to bits. That's one thing i couldn't get rid of, but i don't want to. She reminds me of the times we were happy ... Even that one day. Which is important too ... Relationships that go bad still have happy times, and it's important to focus on them too, once in a while.
When mom found my diaphram, I told her it was a bathing cap for my cat.
~ Liz Winston
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