Scientifically-Backed Ways To Get Over A Breakup

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I think we can all agree that breakups are some of the absolute worst things we go through. I cannot even think of a time in my life when I was more devastated than I was during breakups. So, the question of how to get over a breakup is an important one. When you're that desperate to feel just a little less awful, you'll try anything.

Before you jump to remedies for your heartbreak, though, let yourself feel it, says psychotherapist Barbara Neitlich, LCSW. "Grieve the loss, cry, and get angry. Yell and stomp around, eat too much ice cream, and call your best girlfriends over for support. Be in the moment and feel the pain," she tells Bustle. We often get caught up on how to move on or get the person back, which can distract us from healing.

"By being particularly focused either in the past, trying to figure out or rationalize what happened, or in the future with some type of plan of getting [them] back or getting some type of revenge, women fill up the space in their mind and never leave room to truly grieve the loss," says Neitlich.

Once that's taken care of, here are a few scientifically proven ways you can get over a breakup faster.