Ways Your Brain Plays Tricks On You After A Breakup

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Go through the pain, rather than around it

It’s simply human nature to look at a potentially painful situation and say, “Nope!” Instead, you look for other routes. You see this big bundle of hurt in front of you that you have to go through to get over this breakup and say, “There’s gotta be another way.” You might try some of the avoidance methods listed here. Eventually, you’ll wind up back where you started and just have to face the pain. “A roller coaster of emotions is normal after a breakup,” Matthews says. “It is important to honor those feelings and find ways to work through them without avoiding the pain.”

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