Can’t Get Over A Past Relationship?

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By Jackie Pilossoph, Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling, Love Essentially columnist and author

What Do You Do When You Can’t Let Go Of A Past Relationship?

By Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group

You haven’t laughed in weeks. Pain, loneliness and tears have become part of your normal, everyday life. And hopelessness envelops your soul because the thought of ever finding love again seems impossible.

Ever been in this place after a bad breakup? I sure have.

 

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Fortunately, and even though it might take some time, most heartbroken men and women eventually find peace with a relationship gone bad. They move on, and, hopefully, they find love again over time.

But what do you do when you find yourself, years later, still unable to let go of a past relationship and move on?

That’s what’s happening with this reader:

It’s been over three years since my ex-wife and I separated. I’ve tried to move on and have found myself stuck in my grief. I’ve never actually reached the stage of acceptance. Part of the reason is that the connection my ex and I shared was so strong. We were the best of friends as well as lovers, and I’m not so sure I will ever get to experience that again. I feel paralyzed and have considered that maybe I am truly afraid to be happy because sadness and grief are so familiar to me.

 

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Click here to read the rest of the article, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and several other newspapers across the country.

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Jackie Pilossoph

Editor-in-chief: Jackie Pilossoph

Divorce is a journey. Live it with grace, courage and gratitude. Peace and joy are on the way! Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

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