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. A breakup may be considered to be positive or negative, depending on how the people involved felt about the relationship. One or both partners might regret the end of the relationship but still feel as though its end was for the best, and this knowledge which may still cause emotional upset, even if the relationship was troubled.
People sometimes refer to themselves as broken-hearted when going through a breakup, and the process of grieving a relationship is very similar to grieving other losses. The amount of time it takes to get over a breakup can vary greatly; when a short-term relationship ends, a person might feel fine after only a few days, but when a long-term relationship ends, it can take months or years to fully grieve. If you are someone who needs therapy at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl to overcome prolonged grief, we offer individual and or relationship counseling.
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.
In therapy, a person can discuss any emotions or difficulties experienced and explore ways to cope with negative feelings. A therapist can help address any guilt or self-blame that may be experienced and help a person come to terms with the end of the relationship. Should a person feel suicidal or depressed after a breakup, a therapist at Star Point Counseling Center can also help treat these conditions.