When you want support through something scary or rough, and help pulling yourself together and getting through, this is the place.
We ask that users looking for general, ongoing emotional support post in this area of the boards, and that you use this space to both ask for, give and receive that support primarily from each other, rather than from our staff and volunteers. As a staff, we simply are often too overextended with all we need to do in running the organization and its services to do that for extended periods of time, and one of our main aims of our community at the boards has always been to facilitate peers to better be there for each other.
Users often report that they have no in-person peers they can talk to or seek support from: we want this to be a space for online peer support and somewhere everyone can get some practice asking for, getting and giving support so that doing it with people in your lives feels more doable.
Please remember that neither staff, volunteers nor your fellow users can provide or replace mental healthcare when that is something you need. Users struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, abuse or physical health issues are strongly encouraged to seek out qualified, in-person help with those issues in addition to peer or staff support.
- not a newbie
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- Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:05 am
- Age: 19
- Pronouns: She
- Location: Johannesburg
Uhm so i dated my boyfriend for about a year and 3 months before we broke up. I can confidently say he was the first boy I've ever felt genuine love for. Although we were in a long distance relationship we made it work. Towards the end things got messy . We both messed up and hurt each other. I felt he didn't care anymore. We didn't officially break up(i blocked him and he made no attempt whatsoever to reach out and that's how it ended ). We broke up last month. I really want to get over him. I hate that i miss him and still love him even after what he did. How can i make it easier to get over him??
- scarleteen staff/volunteer
- Posts: 9256
- Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:06 am
- Age: 32
- Awesomeness Quotient: I raise carnivorous plants
- Primary language: english
- Pronouns: she/her
- Sexual identity: queer
- Location: Desert
Break-ups can be so rough and leave you feeling pretty dang crummy. I'm hoping some other folks will chime in with advice or their own experiences, but if you haven't seen it yet I really encourage you to check out this article: Getting Through a Breakup Without Actually Breaking
Too, when you think about getting over your ex what, ideally, would getting over him look or feel like to you?