Emotional pain isn’t like physical pain. You can’t ice the feeling of loss. You can’t see hurt feelings on an x-ray. And you can’t put a splint on a broken heart.
The grief that comes with heartbreak can seem insurmountable, a massive weight that rests upon tired shoulders. Some people struggle with it for years, never truly moving on, languishing in their continued pain. Others, however, bounce back, sometimes even better than before. They learn from their experience and they simply move on while the rest of us gaze on in wonder, thinking how do they do that?
It isn’t magic or some nebulous talent that allows people to bounce back from even major setbacks and tragedies. It’s emotional resilience—the ability to recover from the stresses of life. Getting over heartbreak, especially, involves deliberate action and decision-making. Take a look at these key things emotionally resilient people do after heartbreak to learn how to deal with your own.