Breakups are a lot like mono. They can leave you feeling tired and weak for weeks or months. Although the disease goes away on its own over time, lots of rest and good self-care can help you feel better.
Once you are over the disease, the symptoms go away for good, but you will always carry the virus that caused it. Once you are over a breakup, you will always carry the person you once dated with you, even if it is a distant memory and thinking about them no longer causes you pain.
When relationships end, no matter what the reason, there is always a need to heal. Whether you are happy about the relationship ending or it is eating you up inside, you will need a certain amount of time before you can begin a new one, just like you need time to cure an illness.
One person may leave the relationship needing less time, and when they are ready to begin again, they are filled with excitement at the possibility of something new and better.
They no longer feel sick, and they want to jump back into the game, happier and healthier than ever. If you are one of these people, it is important to remember, that although you are excited about the start of something new, you left someone behind who may still be feeling sick.
It is important to be sensitive to the fact that your ex may not be so thrilled at the idea of you starting a new relationship. To be in a new relationship is exciting and you will want to show it off to the world. You will want to try new things, go on fun dates, and snap cute Instagram pics with the hashtags “#bae” and “#truelove.”
But the person you left behind thought that the love between the two of you was true, and they may look at that thinking that you did not value the relationship.
If you care at all about your exes feelings, here are some steps to being more sensitive when you get into a new relationship: