In the wake of a difficult breakup, it can be hard to find healthy ways to get over your ex. Right now you probably understand that breakups can hurt a lot, but did you know they can actually affect your body and brain? That's right. Your pain is backed by science. Elle Huerta, breakup expert and founder of the breakup app Mend, explains, "The first part of a breakup is really physical. Breakups change your physiology and neurochemistry, so it's normal to feel like you're going through withdrawal." If you're reeling from a recent breakup that has left you feeling devastated, look no further than Huerta's roadmap for exactly what to do after after a split.
"If you're in a rough patch, remind yourself that there is going to be a low point to every day," says Huerta. She goes on to explain that, despite hitting an all-time low, you can definitely get through this. Huerta also stresses that it's important to remember that, "You may have lost love, but you're still loved and lovable, and a breakup is a time to be reminded of this." If you're feeling lost in your post-breakup pain, check out the following ways to jumpstart your healing process.