6months of heartbreak documented
This was raw and vulnerable, and it helped me understand the process a person goes through. So that I feel less alone in what I’m going through.
How to Get Over The End of a Relationship | Antonio Pascual-Leone | TEDxUniversityofWindsor
Relatable and helpful breakup learnings from a therapist.
heartbreak, one year later.
This video made me hopeful that I can find someone else when the time is right. I also liked how she talked about her recovery with raw vulnerability. I feel a lot of similar emotions.
Getting Through A Breakup: What I've Learned
This was a helpful video for practical advice on how to handle a breakup, and it was reassuring because he did everything “wrong” and was still OK.
how i'm dealing with heartbreak *breakups suck*
This woman is young (relationship was high school/college), but lots of shared emotions and thoughts I found reassuring regardless of age. And helpful advice.
Bo Burnham - "Inside"
I've been listening and watching a lot of Bo Burnham's recent material. His Netflix special "Inside" has resonated with me — the songs and general theme — as I feel depression, hopelessness, and nihilism from my breakup. You can also listen to the songs on Spotify if you don't have Netflix.
(500) Days of Summer
This is a really impactful breakup movie. There were so many similarities with my breakup, and others in the past like it, that it flooded me with emotions and opened me wide. I cried a lot and woke up the next morning with many emotions still lingering which needed to be felt. So many quotable, powerful scenes... and so well-acted. It hurt to watch this, but a necessary hurt.
Terri Cole (fka Boundary Boss)
I found a lot of the self-help out there completely misinformed at best, harmful at worst. It's disappointing so many people trying to get help can't find good material. So when I found Terri Cole talking about actual, evidence-backed help... I was impressed. It's a great podcast about boundary-setting.
dealing with heartbreak 💔 how i healed from the end of a 10 year relationship
I was really surprised by how much I liked this video. She has excellent resources and insights. She also has a really helpful Notion website with tons of great quotes, resources, and guides.
Dealing With Heartbreak/Breakup Tips !
Lots of great tips in this video. One that stuck out to me: Forgive yourself. I felt a lot of shame and sadness blaming myself for not loving well enough and the mistakes I made. I felt if I could "be better", I could have saved both of my recent breakups.
how to: GET THROUGH A BREAKUP
I really liked the paper analogy that the creator of this video made. It was helpful to visualize why there's pain after a breakup. There were good other insights in this video too.
Can We Not Let Our Breakups Break Us | Tasha Jackson | TEDxCSULB
Some helpful re-framings of a breakup from a psychotherapist. I liked how she mentioned that breakups don't have to be viewed as "failures", but instead, as "complete".
Breakup Bootcamp: Rewiring Your Heart with Amy Chan - Ep 82 - Dear Shandy
I was lucky to stumble across Amy Chan first on Verywell Mind, and her viewpoint on breakups is refreshing — and eye-opening. She has a great website, and her book seems fantastic as well. I recommend you gobble up as many of her podcast appearances as you can.
Letting Go Meditation
Another resource by Amy Chan (mentioned above). This is a great, helpful meditation to release some attachments to an ex. I like that she mentioned you may have to repeat the meditation many times. Healing is a practice, not a one-and-done.
How I Rewired My Brain To Attract Guys That Were Good For Me
This article is great for men or women. It's important to understand how to rewire our heart for healthier relationships. I've been learning my patterns with my past relationships — and how they've been wound responses instead of from a healthier space.
Courting a Woman? Follow These Important Steps
I haven't found as much quality content for men dealing with breakups as I have for women. And while any content around breakups can be helpful regardless of sex and gender, it's nice to see a quality article written specifically for men.