By Sara Utsugi
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By Sara Utsugi
After your heart is broken, then comes the initial tendency to put up walls, making ourselves impenetrable and impossible to break, but with that, impossible to reach. We think that instead of risking heartbreak again, it’s easier to simply close ourselves off. We grow hard and disconnected, but we tell ourselves it’s for the best. We grow cynical towards love and relationships, hurting others around us, sometimes without even noticing. And by the time we’ve realized that our hardened hearts have really only hurt ourselves, it’s too late. We’ve pushed people away and tricked ourselves into thinking that love can only end in loss. After your heart is broken, it’s easy to close ourselves off, yes. But it’s only when we take off the bandaid, throw our arms open and invite the world in that our lives grow rich.
The first week following a breakup is a delicate time. Everything is still fresh. You’re probably still in shock. Maybe anger hasn’t set in yet. I get it. I’ve been there, and I’m so sorry you have to be there too. While delicate and a little scary too, the week following a breakup is a special window of time when you’re allowed to be sad, rely on others and save the brave face for later. It’s a time to mourn a loss, but although you’re sad, life has to continue and pages have to turn. Taking it day by day, let’s walk through the week following your breakup taking steps to soothe your pain, encourage your healing and nurture your broken heart.