After a breakup, things aren’t necessarily settled. For many people, even months after the end of a relationship, they still find themselves thinking about their former partner constantly.
During the relationship, the individual was a source of stability and comfort, and one can long to have that back.
However, one needs to take some specific steps in order to block out these unhealthy feelings – these include first and foremost using mindfulness in order to push those thoughts away.
- When we break off a relationship, it can be tough to get the ex out of one’s mind – the thoughts always seem to turn back to them.
- Scientists have actually shown that the mechanism of action in the brain in these situations is similar to that seen in those undergoing opiate withdrawal.
- In order to move forward, the keys are mindfulness, and actively taking control of your thoughts.
“Brains studies have found that the withdrawal of romantic love actives the same mechanisms in our brain as get activated when opioid addicts are withdrawing from heroin.”