Ways Your Brain Plays Tricks On You After A Breakup

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Onto the next one? Not so fast

A new relationship can seem like a nice shiny object to take you away from the pain of a breakup. Why waste time thinking about the past when there’s a future option here? Well, because it’s not a waste of time to assess and understand failed relationships. If anything, skipping that part of your processing journey is the bigger waste of time, says Matthews, since it can send you down a path into the same kind of relationship. “People must understand that they need to give themselves time to heal and process their emotions before diving back into another relationship. If you avoid those emotions that could impact your next relationship.”

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