How Can Online Therapy Help Me Get Through a Breakup?

A breakup can be challenging to go through, regardless of how long you’ve been together. If you’ve been together with your partner for years, the sudden life change is not only tough to deal with, but when combined with other emotions you’re feeling, it can be debilitating. Even if your relationship just lasted a few weeks, there are circumstances where it can be difficult to cope with. For example, if the relationship was your first in a long time, or ever, it can be a blow to your confidence.

Some people deal with a messy breakup by talking to a friend, or going through ‘rebounds.’ Others may let out their emotions in many other ways, healthy or not. One way you can cope with your relationship ending is through online therapy.

Here’s why this might work for you.

Online Therapy is Available Anywhere

Traditional therapy is great, but outside of the office, it can be difficult to contact your therapist if you have a moment. Some are available through the phone, but the experience is not the same. With online therapy, you can have a face-to-face conversation anywhere, as long as there is an internet connection. You can talk during a commute, while you’re outside, or when you’re feeling lonely.

Online Therapy Can Improve Your Confidence

The end of a relationship can be a blow to your self-esteem. You may feel like you’re not good enough for a long-lasting relationship, or you may feel like there is something else wrong about you. Therapy can teach you how to be more confident with yourself and improve upon, or learn to cope with the flaws you have.

Online Therapy Can Improve Your Character

When there is a breakup, we often like to believe that it’s the fault of the person we were with. However, there are cases where you may have some blame as well. It’s hard to admit fault, but a therapist knows how to get through your defenses and take a critical look at yourself. By calling out your own faults, you can be able to improve yourself and the relationships you have.

Online Therapy Can Help Reach Your Goals

Is your goal to find another relationship? Or could it be to be more independent now that you’re out of a long relationship? Regardless of what your goals are, an online therapist can work with you to achieve them. They can make a plan that is tailored for your lifestyle, and because you can communicate with them anywhere, you can maintain that plan or consult your therapist if something is not working for you, when it’s most convenient.

Online Therapy Works for Couples, Too

Even if there is an impending breakup, there is still hope. Online couples therapy is available, and with couples therapy, you and your partner can be counseled individually and/or together. Oftentimes, the problem you face with your partner may sound like it’s not fixable, but there are instances where it is. Miscommunications can be fixed, and so can most arguments when an interventionist with a cool head steps in.

Even if you are not fighting, an online therapist can keep a strong relationship going that way. A healthy person doesn’t continue practicing healthy habits because they want to improve their health, but they want to maintain their health. That’s the point of continuing therapy.

No one likes a breakup, but for most of us, it’s a part of life. It’s okay to mourn the loss of your relationship, but if it’s intruding on your life to the point where you lose motivation, then it becomes a problem. Online therapy can help you move on and help to grab life by the horns.

Thanks to Gemma

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