How do you bounce back from a break-up? Be kind to yourself

Daily Mail:

Being kind to yourself could be the solution to coping with a broken heart.

Self-compassion helps people survive a break-up without bitterness and get back on their feet more quickly, scientists say.

Recent divorcees who developed the trait recovered

The findings could have implications for helping people learn to handle break-ups in better spirits. And they may explain why divorcees consumed with ill-feeling are unable to carry on a normal life.

The research involved 105 men and women with an average age of 40 who had been married for more than 13 years.

They were asked to report three times over nine months on their adjustment – including how often they had negative thoughts and emotions about their ex-partner. American psychologist Dr David Sbarra, who led the research at the University of Arizona, said self-compassion ‘can promote resilience and positive outcomes in the face of divorce’.

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