When you're in the thick of heartbreak, it might not seem like the weeks or months after a split can bring anything positive. Quality time with friends and picking up new hobbies can be helpful, but sometimes, those things can only go so far in mending your broken heart. If you still find yourself spending most of your evenings pining for your ex or replaying your breakup in your head, it might be time for another strategy. Consider seeking out a breakup coach to help you heal in a different way.
Yes, believe it or not, there are real people out there whose job it is to help you process a breakup. “A breakup coach can help you identify and better understand your patterns in love, why you choose the partners you do, and how to learn from these behaviors and break your negative habits,” Samantha Burns, breakup coach and author of Breaking Up and Bouncing Back, tells Elite Daily. That way, “you can start dating smarter and create a more fulfilling, long-lasting relationship” in the future.
Breakup coach Natalia Juarez explains that moving on can often be unexpectedly difficult. “Given how common and devastating heartbreak is, it's surprising how challenging it can be to get the support we need,” Juarez tells Elite Daily. “The unique features of working with a specialized breakup coach have the tremendous benefit of not only accelerating your healing, but also turning your breakup into a meaningful experience of personal growth.”
So, what exactly does a breakup coach do? Here are several ways they can help you through this rough patch.