Are you in a love depression? This is where your heart has been broken and you feel low about it. You may believe that you will never have another romance. Here’s what to do if you are in a love depression.
First of all, you need to recognize that, however painful, this is a temporary period in your life. You will get through your love depression. But, you may need help.
Turn to your friends and family during this tough period in your life. They will always be there for you. Don’t be afraid to cry on their shoulders. One of the ways you will know when you have come out of the love depression is when you yourself are bored with talking about your ex.
But, if your friends and family get tired of hearing about your ex before you are healed, it may behoove you to go into counseling. A trained therapist can help you work through the break up issues. By talking to a counselor, you will be able to identify many issues in your life. Some of these will be about why you and your ex broke up. Others will help you be a better boyfriend or girlfriend in the future.
Sometimes talk therapy isn’t enough. When this happens, you need to see a psychiatrist who can put you on anti-depressant medication. Prozac, Paxil, and other SSRIs can make a big difference in how you feel about the world. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for medical help when you need it.
There are other things you can do for yourself when you are in a love depression. For instance, when you go to the gym to work out, you not only improve your body, you also improve your mood. Getting your body moving sends chemicals to the brain which elevate your mood.
Pampering yourself can also help you believe that you are a worthwhile person. Getting a massage can bring a physical relief to your weary body.
Sometimes eating, in moderation, can soothe your soul. Chocolate, ice cream, and comfort foods all help ease the pain of a break up. Don’t overdo it and gain too much weight though, because you don’t want to ruin your physique.
Perhaps the best tonic for love depression though, is falling in love with someone new. Remember that in order to do that, you have to get back in the game. Don’t believe that you have to be 100 percent ready for a new relationship before you start dating again. When someone asks you out or strikes your fancy, have coffee with them. Go to the ballgame with a friend who might be interested in being more.
At some point, you have to get back on the dating scene. Whether talking to your friends, going into therapy, getting some psychiatric medication, or treating your condition yourself, you need to work out a way to cure your love depression. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll feel a lot better.