Individuals, regardless of gender, mourn relationship losses differently. The best way to mourn a breakup is to find healthy distractions. Based on my clinical experience, partners mourn breakups successfully when they have:
(1). a strong support system. Friends or family or having a community of some sort is always helpful in providing distraction and emotional support to those who are grieving a relationship loss. Being with people helps prevent isolation that results in depressed mood.
(2). Engaging in pleasurable activities such as hobbies that can help improve one’s mood.
(3). Eating healthy.
(4). Exercise, mindful meditation and learning breathing and grounding techniques help alleviate emotional tension.
(5). Reaching out to psychotherapists is always helpful. It is beneficial to everyone to have the guidance of a non-biased professional find healthy ways of grieving a loss especially to those who are not able to open up easily to friends and or family members.
Staying healthy during a break up is crucial to one’s overall psychological healing. Engaging in healthy ways aforementioned above will sure bring forth emotional peace and clarity. Stay focused and stay healthy.