The movies have it all wrong: Ice cream alone will not help ease the ache of that gaping hole inside your chest after a relationship ends. Nor will cry-fests and month-long pity parties. Right now, the end of a relationship might feel like the end of all. It might feel like you’ve run out of ink to write your next chapter on your own, but you can’t be even more wrong.
In the early stages, you may feel unmotivated to even get out of bed, let alone take care of your daily routine. Though it’s certainly reasonable to take a few days to sleep in, avoid the outside world, and “wallow,” it can be easy to fall into a prolonged state of misery. — John Sovec, LMFT