My boyfriend and I broke up last month. I thought I'd be OK by now, but I'm totally miserable. What can I do to feel better? – Stacey*
Recovering from a break-up isn't easy. To help you deal with your grief, combat sadness, and boost self-esteem, try:
talking about how you feel with family and friends
taking good care of yourself physically — getting plenty of rest, eating healthy, and exercising
doing things you enjoy
Sometimes, though, even when people are really trying to feel better, they may need some extra help recovering from a break-up. Talking to a counselor or other mental health professional can help them sort through their feelings and begin to feel better.