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Getting Over A Break-Up: Is It Okay To Be Upset?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

What do I do about handling a break-up? Is it okay to get upset?




Dear Tatum,

Being upset when you break up a relationship is expected. The key is not to wallow in self-pity. You have to move on by being busy and finding new interests. Get involved in an activity that you really enjoy. Even if you don't really feel like getting out and getting involved right now, get out there and do it anyway. In time, you will catch yourself actually having fun and realize you haven't thought about this guy for a while. It takes time, so go easy on your self!


Good luck,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Posted March 29, 2014
Of course it's okay :) It's a perfectly natural human response. Even guys get upset after a break up, they just hide it because they're told all their lives to "man up".
Posted February 17, 2013
I am 15. I had just gotten out of a bad breakup with a guy i really liked in December. He was moving and we both didnt want a long distance relationship. So,even now, i still have feelings for him and i wish we didnt break up. It's sad. I just never ever felt that way before and it sucks. :(
Posted December 20, 2012
It's really painful when you break-up with a guy, especially when you had a long relationship. But it's good to let it all out than to hold in the pain.
Posted December 08, 2011
I just broke up with the guy iv been with for 6 months and liked since 5th grade and im 8th now. He loved me...i loved him....i guess i still do in a way :) What got me upset was that it was out of the clear blue! One minute we were talking about plans for this saturday, the next he was saying he thinks we should break up. It was today, on the bus, over a txt message. He didnt have a reason why, but i told him flat out "You are not breaking up with me over a text message." and he said ok so were gonna talk tomorrow at recess. Yes, im bummed. But what really upsets me is that he didnt have a reason :/ In the long run, i can do better ;)
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Posted June 30, 2012
break ups r always terrible! i broke up with my bf recently and i was heartbroken cuz i did it for my bff but now i feel soo bad and i want him back but i cant get in contact with him!:( some1 pplllzz HELLPP!!
Posted July 04, 2012
I love my bf to death but next year we go to a bigger school with plenty of options for him to choose fron besides me...
my baby loves me:)
my baby loves me:)
Posted December 04, 2011
It is very normal for you to be upset Honey. Just move on. I cried ad cried about my first breakup but am now very good friends with my ex.


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