Take a deep breath. Hell, take several. Keep breathing. You’re going to be fine. Really, you are. I promise.
Your life sucks like a son of a bitch right now. I get it. Been there. Done that. Don’t need the t-shirt.
The best thing you can do for you right now is to keep taking deep breaths. Breathe in long gulps of fresh air and breathe out all the bullshit.
It doesn’t matter whether your breakup is with a family member, a lover, a spouse, an employer, or even a friend, the steps are the same. I’m here to walk you through them.
Just remember to breathe. Remember that this too shall pass. And above all else, remember that the one who keeps their wits about them in tough emotional situations is most likely the one who wins.
You get to define what winning is to you. And you don’t necessarily have to decide that right now. Just know that you will make mistakes. There will be things that you regret. That’s life.
The most important advice I can give you now at the beginning of your breakup is to SHUT UP. Stop talking. Stop talking to your friends, your family, your co-workers – stop talking to anyone who is not your therapist, lawyer, or staunchest confidant. Talk to me – I’m here to support and help you any way I can. But stop talking in general.
You’re going to want to find out exactly what’s been going on and what is going on before you say anything publicly. I know it’s hard. Believe me, I know it’s hard. I made those mistakes. Do as I say, not as I did.
You’ll get through this. Your track record of surviving tough days of your life so far is 100%. Chin up Buttercup!
(One little housekeeping note: Because Warriors come in all shapes & sizes, I know that sometimes I’ll post photos that come from the female perspective or use he instead of she. Just know that anyone can be a Warrior! It comes from who you are on the inside. So don’t get twisted up about any gender things here!)