Heartbreak is hard and it can be extremely painful. When we are heartbroken, we feel intense feelings of sadness and grief. If you’ve been heartbroken you may be wondering if it is possible for true love to survive heartbreak.
Yes, when love so true and right comes your way, dealing with heartbreak is possible. You’d definitely forget about the hurt of the past, focusing on the present, hoping the future is better. The thoughts of this are enough to help you deal with heartbreak.
Often times we still love someone after they’ve broken our heart, but can we give true love a second chance? It really comes down to the age-old question, “does love conquer all?” If you want to make your relationship work again after a heartbreak, there are some important things to remember.
If you’ve been heartbroken, it’s important to take space from this person so you can take time to heal and self-reflect. When we are heartbroken it becomes hard to think clearly because our emotions run high.
Taking space allows you time to fully understand your feelings. Think about what you could have done differently and what it will take to fix the problems within your relationship. Taking time and space allows you to know if you really want to give this relationship another chance. You may find you’re ready to move on instead.
Communication is essential for making any relationship work. It can build and maintain a strong foundation while making it easier to deal with conflict in the relationship. There’s a good chance the heartbreak was a result of a breach of trust and miscommunication.
When you’re ready, communicate with the person who broke your heart. Keep in mind they are probably hurting too. Be kind. Have an open and honest conversation. Tell them how you feel and how you want to proceed moving forward as a couple. Don’t forget to actively listen, too.
There are two sides to every story and, it’s possible your partner’s needs were not being met well.
There are many reasons someone may have broken your heart, and more often than not it could be because of our expectations. As Shakespeare says, “expectation is the root of all heartache.” Possibly your partner has broken your trust and that has broken your heart.
To not get heartbroken, set clear boundaries. Be very clear about your expectations and what you will accept and what you will not. Setting boundaries is so important to align your values and move forward. Acknowledge boundaries have been crossed. Together, determine a solution for boundaries going forward.
Learn to Forgive
Forgiveness can be very powerful. If you decide to forgive someone for breaking your heart, you have to keep the past in the past and not dwell on what happened. Bringing up what happened in the past will only cause resentment between you and decrease the likelihood of you making it work together.
It may take time to forgive and that’s okay. Hold yourself accountable for the part you may have played in the heartbreak. It’s important to forgive yourself as well. To start over and let true love survive, forgiveness is vital.
It Takes Two to Tango
Relationships take work. Remember, for you to make it work as a couple, both of you need to put in the effort. True love can survive heartbreak if both individuals are willing to rebuild the trust that has been broken. It’s important to remember it’s not you against each other, it’s you against the problem.
If you want true love to survive, you have to be a team.
Heartbreak can be emotionally and physically draining. If you’ve been heartbroken and are having difficulties managing your feelings or moving on, you’re not alone. A therapist can help you cope and build mental wellness. Licensed therapists can provide strategies and guidance to help you overcome your broken heart.
About the Author – Marie Miguel
Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com.
With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.