Counseling and Therapy for Breakups—Therapists in Durham, NC

Everything started out wonderfully, one might even say perfectly. After that first date—an intimate dinner and then a walk through town—you felt ecstatic and hopeful about a future together. And much to your excitement, the two of you entered a beautiful relationship soon thereafter. Nobody was surprised: you were two pieces to the same puzzle; you complemented each other; you created a harmonious balance; you lived in sync. Everyone thought you’d be together forever. Even you. Until your three-year anniversary, that is, which you spent mourning the breakup.

Now you’re lost, alone, wondering how you’ll ever move forward. You’re probably running through the memories—both good and bad—trying to figure out where it went wrong. And more importantly, trying to figure out where to go from here. How can I make sense of life again? What do I do now? Who can I turn to?

If you’re in a similar position, know that there is hope and healing for you—and you can find breakup help at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC. Our skilled therapists, psychologists, and counselors help people like you recover from devastating breakups. They will work with you to address and manage the painful emotions you’re experiencing, help you come to terms with the breakup, and equip you with the right tools for moving forward from here.

Understanding the Aftermath of a Tough Breakup

Most of us experience some pretty difficult emotions after a breakup—which may pose some health hazards and hurt our overall wellbeing. This is why it’s important to seek the assistance of an experienced relationship counselor or therapist who will properly advise you in bouncing back from and moving forward after a breakup. Highlighted here are some common struggles individuals suffer from post-breakup:

  • Restlessness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depressive feelings
  • Social withdrawal
  • Self-doubt
  • Anxiety
  • Hopelessness

If the above aren’t taken care of properly, they could worsen and even degenerate into other, more serious issues. Additionally, individuals who have just split from their significant other often face challenges, which can be categorized into three main groups: social challenges, financial challenges, and mental challenges. Read more about these specific areas below.

Social challenges: At the center of these challenges is the individual’s social avoidance. They steer clear of forming new social bonds with people and even withdraw from old friends, family, coworkers, colleagues, as a result of the emotional turmoil the breakup caused them and the new fears it instilled.

Financial challenges: Financial challenges prove just as difficult as the social ones. In this case, especially if the partners were married or otherwise financially attached, the individual experiences financial difficulties because now they must function as a financial independent. For example, if their partner was paying half of the rent, they’ll have to find other means for paying rent in full.

Mental Challenges: This is often the worst area of challenges when it comes to breaking up with a significant other. Suffering from heartbreak or a difficult loss increases one’s risk of developing mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. Also, as we mentioned earlier, breakups create other issues for our mental health like sleep disturbances, self-doubt, and feelings of hopelessness.

How Will a Counselor or Therapist Help?

A trained relationship therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham can offer you the following assistance if you are going through a trying breakup and experiencing any of the aforementioned effects of the split:

  1. They will carefully consider the side effects that you are experiencing and listen to every detail you share about your post-breakup self.
  2. They will offer concrete suggestions for moving forward with your life.
  3. They will encourage you to love yourself again and help you to build your self-confidence back up.
  4. They will help you to improve your relationships with others and feel comfortable opening yourself to new relationships.
  5. They will support you in the process of recovery and provide real-time assistance that you need to begin life again following a breakup.

These are just a few examples of how a counselor can help you maneuver through life after a tough breakup. Once you meet with your counselor, they will be able to create a treatment plan specific to you, your situation, and your current state—thus ensuring success.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC Today

Maybe you saw your breakup coming. Maybe you know it’s for the best. Maybe you were even hoping for it to end. In any case, you’re probably still having a hard time readjusting to life without your significant other. Because the truth of the matter is, almost every breakup is hard. You cared about this person, you dedicated your time and effort to this relationship, and now you have to shift gears.

The good news is, you don’t have to go it alone. All you have to do is take that first step in reaching out to Thriveworks in Durham and then a counselor or therapist can help. We know that this is a hard time in your life, and we want to help you live happier. So give us a call at (919) 629-3854, set up an appointment with a caring counselor or psychologist, and let us walk alongside you.

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