How do you stay sane right after the breakup of an LTR?
Post date: 2022-12-04 10:02:58
I'm almost certainly going to be single within the next month or two. We've been together ten years. I know the next part is not going to be a walk in the park but I want to do all I can to make it a soft landing.
I get lonely fairly easily. It could be argued this is some large part of why I'm still in a relationship that has been happy maybe 2/3 of the time and kind of nothing-y or medium-unhappy the rest of the time. (I also know relationships aren't constant bliss.)
I'm thinking about what it's going to be like when I live alone and don't have someone to say hello to (not counting pets, who are good consolation but not enough.) Cohabitation has been a mixed bag but there's something about knowing there will always be someone around that's deeply reassuring. I've just grown very used to the company, and I've come to depend on it.
If you've gone back to living alone after a long relationship and are someone who needs connection, what saved you from feeling rotten most of the time?