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Submitted on 04/15/04 at 09:22:01
This can be tough one, especially if it is the first time you have had a close relationship.
First of all, know that it is not the end of the world! Life goes on and there will be other people that you can fall in love with. Try to busy yourself with other people and positive activities (sports, social events, school projects, etc) that help you take your mind off your loss. Go out and have fun with other people and work on improving something about yourself and you will feel better.
This is when it is nice to have good friends to remind you how attractive you are. Expect that you may feel sad for a while especially after a long term relationship, but time is a great healer and some day you may be able to look back and see why this relationship needed to end. Every relationship has the potential to help you grow and learn what you need for the one that is lasting.
Joyce Brothers Kart , MFT