05 Aug Happiness can heal a broken heart
by Amelie Chance for Mental Health News
Healing a broken heart can be one of life_ã_s most difficult challenges; however, taking specific action can reduce the length of time it takes to overcome heartache. One of the great hurdles faced after a break up are the constant and recurring negative thoughts about the relationship. Fortunately, recent research from the field of Positive Psychology gives us tools with which to break this cycle. Let_ã_s first look at what causes the negative thinking and then the steps you can take to rise above it.
There are two factors contributing to negative thinking post break-up. The first factor comes from breaking the world that has developed around a specific relationship. This world may include sharing a home, resources, children, social lives, friends, and more than this _ã_ a future and dreams. When a relationship does not work out, the map that you have created for your life is erased. The question you might ask when this happens is, _ã–Where do I go from here?_ã
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