Here's one woman's experience. This past year, just before Christmas , I was utterly destroyed when my boyfriend broke up with me. That he seemed sad about it, too, made it harder for me to accept that the ending was even real. He had stared at me with huge, weepy eyes and told me I was an anomaly, but then he made up his mind. He went cold, cutting me off completely, blocking my phone number and social media. And then I got sick.
A Bad Breakup Can Trigger a Mental Health Condition
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Jump to: Anxiety Checklist Action Steps. Pursuing a romantic relationship can sometimes feel like a dangerous game. Dating requires a certain amount of vulnerability, and it comes with the risk of getting hurt or being disappointed. Because of the uncertain outcome, people can experience a fair amount of anxiety about their current romantic relationship or the hurdles of pursuing a new one. Many people find that having an untreated anxiety disorder can affect their romantic life.
An Overview of Breakup Depression
My ex feels weird to even say that , and I broke up 15 days ago. My heart is broken. The loss at times seems too much to bear. I did not want the relationship to end, but I understand why it came to an end.
Even if the end of your relationship was a mutual decision, there's almost a guaranteed grieving period of some degree. And sometimes, what you thought might be just a few weeks or months of feeling a little down can turn into a bout of real depression after a breakup. That can go on for years. That means it's best to nip depression in the bud as early and as quickly as you can—which isn't, might I add, the same as not letting yourself feel the full weight of your emotions. You just need to not let the sad, dark ones get the best of you day after day.