Toxic relationships take a lot out of you. After getting out of one, it’s normal to feel so many different emotions at once and to almost feel like you have control over nothing. Here are some ways to help you recover from a toxic relationship.
- Go no-contact or low-contact. Block their phone number, emails, social media accounts, and so on.
- Reconnect with emotionally healthy people. Positive (and emotionally healthy!) vibes only. If it’s been a while, say “I know we haven’t talked in a while and I’d like to reconnect.”
- Forget “closure.” You likely won’t get any sort of apology. Instead, write a letter to the toxic person and don’t send it.
- Talk with a mental health professional. You may be experiencing PTSD symptoms or have issues trusting again. Talking with a professional can help you get through.
- Consider volunteering. It’ll help you reconnect with your community and give you a sense of purpose.
- Take your time while healing. Go easy on yourself! There will be days where things feel like they’re still falling apart. Give yourself time.
- Practice journaling. It’ll help your brain process your experiences and all of the emotions within you.
Source: Psychology Today