The end of a relationship can feel like the end of your world. You probably don’t believe it right now, but those feelings will slowly fade. But if your grief is really serious, it can lead to depression and you could be feeling sad for much longer.

Try some of these to help you get through the sadness a bit quicker:

  • Keep busy. Do things that you used to enjoy before the break-up.
  • Try something completely new and challenging (but just do it safely – don’t add injury to your grief)
  • Take a break from the friends and places you used to share. You don’t need to keep seeing what they are doing.
  • Avoid conversations that you might regret.

If you can’t shake the sorrow, maybe a counsellor could help you work through the breakup. Or try these sites: