A report published by the University of Cardiff in 2011 also claimed that being in a relationship can increase your chances of longevity.
People who are in long-term relationships are healthier, both physically and mentally because they tend to live healthier. As mentioned in the study by Stanford University, love does block out pain and this can be useful in many ways. For example, if you are feeling very nervous and jittery, you will feel calmer if you focus on thoughts about someone you love.
But then again, these are the success stories and not every relationship works out in the end. Media has romanticized the idea of dealing with breakups in a variety of unhealthy ways like excessive drinking, binge eating all kinds of food that is bad for the body, rebounding using someone else and so on. These methods may provide some instant gratification but they don’t actually help you get over someone.
A break up brings with it a whole gamut of emotions ranging from sadness and sorrow to betrayal and anger. It can affect a person’s personal life as well as their career. Therefore it is important to learn how to deal with it properly.
The video below presents the essential five-step guide to dealing with a break up in a constructive manner. Watch and enjoy!