Though divorce, the legal separation of a married couple, is a type of breakup, the term breakup is most often used to refer to the end of a relationship between unmarried people. A therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl might be a helpful source of support when working through a difficult breakup.
Couples involved in romantic relationships often make commitments to one another such as moving in together, regularly spending a certain amount of time with each other, and agreeing to not see other people. A breakup will often occur when at least one member of the couple no longer wishes to honor these commitments.
A couple might mutually agree to end the relationship, but sometimes only one partner wishes to end the relationship. This can be upsetting and hurtful when the other partner does not want the relationship to end.
Experiencing a breakup can lead to stress, anxiety, and depression, especially if the relationship that ends was a serious one. No matter the situation, at the end of a relationship, a person might be sad, angry, confused, or otherwise emotionally affected. This inner turmoil may even be felt by the partner who wanted or initiated the breakup. When a breakup causes overwhelming feelings that are difficult to cope with, interfere with the ability to complete daily activities, or influence the reevaluation of one’s life path, a therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl can often be a supportive, helpful part of the healing process, particularly when conditions such as depression, low self- esteem, grief, or posttraumatic stress develop following a breakup.