Are first breakups the hardest? The First Love Breakup
The First Love breakup is one of the toughest to overcome. Some say you never get over it (opens in new tab). This breakup teaches us that the world is a bigger place than we thought. There are more people to meet, there are bills to pay, there are places to go (opens in new tab).
How long do first breakups last? After the breakup, many participants reported increased positive emotions — including empowerment, confidence, and happiness. Since the breakups happened an average of 11 weeks before the study, these findings seem to imply many people recover after about 11 weeks. This time frame only offers an average, though.
How does a first breakup feel? You Might Feel Disconnected From Yourself
Even though it’s important to have your own identity within a relationship, the “us” you were with your now-ex still becomes part of who you are and how you see yourself; thus, when you break up, it might feel like you lost part of yourself as well as your partner.
What do you do when you first break up?
- Give yourself some space.
- Keep busy.
- Take time out for you.
- Talk to family, friends, Elders and others who can support you.
- Try not to use alcohol and other drugs to deal with the pain.
- Give it time.
- Try to get regular sleep, stay active and eat well.