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Feeling Heartbroken? 10 Ways on How to Heal and Be Happy Again

If you are feeling heartbroken, it can be hard to know how to heal your broken heart. You may feel like there is no way out of the pain and that nothing will ever make you happy again.

Well, this is not true. There are many ways to heal and move on.

Read our entire article and find out 10 different ways to heal a broken heart. You must consider a few essential things, so let's go!


10 Ways to Heal Before Trying to Move On

We know feeling heartbroken is painful. It hurts so bad that you might want to cry or scream. You don't want to think about what happened because it makes us even sadder.

But if you really want to get over a broken heart, you need to do some serious soul-searching.

Romantic relationships, emotional pain, and the healing process are all very personal. So, we cannot tell you exactly what to do. You will need to look inside yourself and figure out what works for you.

Feeling heartbroken is different for everyone. And while one person may have an easier time moving on than another, none can say for sure. Also, each person has a different experience when it comes to going through the grieving process of healing a broken heart.

Some may feel physical pain or physical reactions such as shortness of breath, chest pain, heart palpitations, and even nausea.

And for other people, the grieving process may cause emotional pain, and social pain, and some can even develop mental health conditions such as clinical depression during this difficult time.

Whatever the form of grief you are experiencing, you need healing and spending time going through these painful emotions. If you do so, you will only come out stronger.

So, if you have been hurt by someone who was supposed to love you unconditionally, then you need to do some self-check-in and ask yourself these questions:

1. Do I trust myself enough to let people in?

You need to know this before you decide to move on. Trusting yourself means trusting your own judgment and feelings. It also means being able to recognize when someone is trying to take advantage of you.

You may also be having broken heart syndrome, which means you are suffering from a condition where you feel like you are losing control of your life: you are not really suffering from a broken heart, but something else.

That's why it is so important to check yourself. If you are truly ready to move on, then you should be able to answer yes to these three questions:

  • Do I trust myself?
  • Can I see clearly?
  • Am I free?

The pain of heartbreak may make it difficult to answer these questions, but it's important that you try to step from the intense emotion of heart break and focus on the bigger picture.

If you feel like you can't trust yourself, then you need to seek help. Talk to a friend, family member, counselor, or therapist. They can help you understand how to overcome the pain and start living again.

You can ask your healthcare provider if they provide grief counseling and if they do so, they will be happy to refer you to a professional that'll help you go through every stage of grief.

The recovery process is long and hard, but with patience and support, you will eventually heal. You just need to be brave enough to take the first step.

2. Am I willing to forgive myself for being vulnerable?

When feeling heartbroken, being vulnerable can often lead to more pain.

That's because we tend to hold onto our past mistakes and failures. We don't want to admit that we were wrong, and we don't want to face the consequences of those actions.

But forgiving ourselves is the best way to get over heartbreak. When you forgive yourself, you release the negative energy that builds up within you. This allows you to live freely without holding grudges against others.

It's easy to blame others for what happened, but the truth is that no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. And everyone deserves forgiveness.

You should also keep in mind that being vulnerable is completely fine. It means that you opened up to another person and allowed them into your inner world. That's an act of bravery. So, you should be willing to forgive yourself the same way forgive others too.

3. Can I accept my own feelings without blaming them on others?

If you feel like you are not ready to accept your own feelings without blaming them on others, then you need to work on accepting yourself.

Acceptance doesn't mean that you agree with everything about yourself. Instead, acceptance simply means that you acknowledge your feelings and learn to deal with them.

For example, if you feel sad, you might think "I'm such a loser." But instead of letting that thought consume you, you could say "Sadness is okay. Sadness is normal. Sadness is part of me."

By acknowledging your emotions, you're showing yourself that you care about yourself. You're saying that you value yourself as a human being.

This is the beginning of self-acceptance. Once you've accepted yourself, you can begin to love yourself and start your path to moving on as well as preparing yourself for future relationships.

4. Am I happy with my life?

Heart breaks are thought to go through, but feeling heartbroken is just a part of your life, not all of it. Think of your life as a whole. Are you satisfied with where you are right now?

Are there things that you'd change about your current situation? Maybe you would have done something differently when you had the chance. Or maybe you wish you had someone special in your life who loves you back.

Regardless of whether you answered yes or no, you still have time to make changes. Don't let heartbreaks stop you from living your life to its fullest.

If you find out that you aren't at all happy with your life, remember: you can always make changes!

Consider which areas of your life deserve a change for the better, make a plan and take action. Maybe you want to try new hobbies, spend more time in nature, change your job or even move to a different city.

Whatever the case, changing your life for the better will provide you of some feel-good hormones and help you heal faster. Think of how much better you'll feel once you do so.

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5. Do I feel I will always be alone?

This is an important question to ask yourself. If you are wondering if you will always be alone, then you probably don't know how to handle heartbreak.

When you experience heartbreak, you may feel like you will never be able to trust anyone again.

But this isn't true. There are people out there who truly care about you. They may not show it right away, but they do. The key is to take your time, open up and give these people a chance.

So, if you feel you will always be alone, or that you won't trust anyone ever again, then you need to talk to someone. Talk to a friend, family member or therapist.

Seek for help and guidance. It's okay to admit that you need help.

6. What am I going to do when I'm ready to fall in love?

You should be paying attention if you are asking yourself these kind of questions. It is in fact, a question that you shouldn't be asking yourself at this stage of grief.

Keep in mind that everything requires time, preparation and work and so does falling in love. You shouldn't rush into thinking about when will you be ready to fall in love again or what are you going to do.

When the time comes, you will know.

Now is the time to focus on your recovery process and purely on yourself. You can’t truly connect with anyone else if you are not connecting with yourself.

It might seem a bit of a cliche, but it really does apply here. You have to be in good shape before you can help others. If you don’t feel well, then you won’t be able to give 100% of your attention to helping someone else.

So, if it is the case, stop thinking about the future and focus on your present state.

7. What caused the heartbreak in the first place?

It is crucial that you ask yourself this question. The point here is not to blame yourself or others, but rather to understand why you were hurt in the first place.

Maybe you weren't expecting the person to act this way. Perhaps he/she was too demanding. Or perhaps you didn't see him/her as a priority.

The reason doesn't matter. What matters is understanding why you were hurt. This will help you figure out how to deal with similar situations in the future

Don't blame yourself for being heartbroken. It's easy to think that things would have been different if you were better at something or had done something differently.

This is a common mistake made by people who are heartbroken. Blaming yourself won't help you get over your heartbreak. Instead, focus on what you learned from the situation and move forward.

8. What did I really want from this relationship?

It is important that you ask yourself this very important question.

Why did you enter the relationship in the first place? Was it because you wanted to find happiness? Or was it just because you thought you could make someone happy? Perhaps you wanted a change in your life because you were bored?

The answer to those questions will lead you to think about the intentions you had when you entered the relationship.

Were you looking for something that wasn't there? You may now be feeling like you wasted your time, or not, it all depends on what you found out.

If you found out that you were looking for something that wasn’t there, then you need to let go of that idea. You cannot force someone to love you. You also cannot force them to stay with you forever.

But if you were looking for something real, then you need to start working towards finding that thing.

You should know that you probably had the best intentions and did your best. But sometimes we fail to realize our true intentions until after the fact. So, if you still feel sad, then try to remember what you were looking for.

9. Is this person worth my time and energy?

Another important question to ask yourself is whether or not this person is worth your time and energy.

Is he/she going to bring you joy? Will they make you happy again? Think about it and try to be as realistic as possible. If you answered no to any of these questions, then you need to cut ties with that person.

It may be something difficult to accept, but you need to do so. Otherwise, you'll never be free and you'll always be stuck in the past.

10. Am I ready for a new relationship?

This is the most important question of all that you should be asking yourself, but it is in the last place of the list for a reason: not only it is the hardest one to answer, but it's the one that will result out of asking yourself the previous questions above.

Are you ready to date again? Are you ready to fall in love again? Do you even want to?

These are some tough questions to answer. However, if you're honest with yourself, you can only answer yes to the first two questions.

So, if you answered yes to both of those questions, then you should take action. Don't wait around. Go ahead and look for a new partner.

As mentioned, the answers to these questions will help you determine if you should try to move on or not.

If you answered "yes" to most of these questions, you should give yourself permission to start moving forward, which means we can move on to some of the questions we often get about feeling heartbroken.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We often receive many questions about feeling heartbroken and how to recover. Here are some frequently asked questions:

What does it mean to feel heartbroken?

Feeling heartbroken means that you have lost hope in your current situation. It means that you don't believe that things will ever improve and that you will never find happiness again.

If you are feeling heartbroken, you will know because you won't be able to stop thinking about him/her. You will find yourself constantly comparing yourself to her/him. You will feel like you've lost everything. You will feel like nothing else matters.

There are several signs that you may be experiencing feelings of heartbreak. These include:

  • Feeling hopeless
  • Being angry at yourself
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Not being able to concentrate
  • Feeling depressed

What causes feelings of of heartbreak usually occur when you lose someone you care deeply about. This is most common regarding breakups, but could happen because of death, divorce, etc.

How long does it take to recover from being heartbroken?

Recovering from being heartbroken takes time. The length of time it takes to recover from feeling heartbroken varies depending on the individual and the circumstances surrounding the breakup.

Some people experience feelings of sadness for weeks, while others might feel better within days. Some people who were heartbroken for years eventually recovered after a few months, while other people took much longer than that.

The amount of time it takes to heal depends on the following factors:

  • How close was the relationship?
  • Was there a lot of drama involved?
  • Were you emotionally invested in the relationship?
  • Did you have a good support system?

Be patient and persistent. You will recover.

Is there anything I can do to prevent future heartbreaks?

This is an important question to ask yourself. The most common mistake people make after a breakup is getting back into another relationship too soon.

The answer to this question is straightforward, you can't prevent future heartbreaks. But, what you can do is learn from the experience and avoid making the same mistakes twice.

For example, if you had a bad experience with a previous boyfriend, don't go out looking for another one right away. Instead, focus on improving yourself so that you'll attract more positive relationships.

You also want to avoid going through a similar emotional roller coaster as you did before.


Feeling heartbroken is tough but not impossible. You just need to take it slow and learn to let go.

We hope this article helped you understand what it feels like to be heartbroken and how to overcome it. The healing process doesn't happen overnight, but it does happen. So, don't give up!

Keep fighting and keep believing that you will eventually heal. Good luck!


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