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Allison KernanAllison Kernan

I love this thread because I can totally relate. I’ve been experiencing the hurt of a breakup I went through recently trying to creep back in my mind and mess up my recovery, my happiness, etc. I’ve been trying to stay busy to distract me which is helpful, but then at the same time I feel as if it’s really difficult for me to be motivated or focused on the task because these thoughts are so invading ya know?

Prayer is a big helper for me too.. also spending time with my best friend. She really helps keep my spirit up or she’s the one I go to with all of these feelings. Sometimes though, I have to just feel the feelings and push through them. When I start to feel it getting dangerous, that’s when I’ll take a break and focus on something else.

I’ve tried to replace my thoughts with things I hated about the person or times they made me angry, but it doesn’t always work.. so lately, I’ve been trying to make peace with the person and situation in hopes that it will help and it has a bit.

Writing, reading, and watching funny shows have been helpful too