Ways Your Brain Plays Tricks On You After A Breakup

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If you’re overthinking it, don’t act on those thoughts

There’s one dangerous and common thing that can happen after leaving a bad relationship: a person cannot get their mind off of it, which can lead them to think “Maybe that’s a sign I shouldn’t have left that relationship.” But, no. That’s no such sign. Your mind just has a tendency to ruminate on events surrounding grief. “Oftentimes people experiencing a break-up go through a period of grieving.  During this grief, individuals could develop obsessive thoughts that cause them to ruminate on their relationship,” Matthews says. Translation: just because you can’t stop thinking about him, doesn’t mean you should call him.

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