Q. I feel stressed due to broken relationship. How to get rid of it?

Answered by
Dr. Suresh Kumar G D
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

Hello doctor,

I stress and overthink a lot, and after my breakup and I am facing this for a year. I am hardly able to concentrate I am always involved in thinking about my past. The guy always tries to defame me and speak rubbish about me, I being an introvert I am unable to talk to a lot of people and he takes advantage.

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Paediatrics Psychiatry

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

1. It is common to feel stressed following a break-up in any relationship. Usually one gets better with time, but you are reporting the ongoing stressful situation. It will get better with support.

2. Have you spoken about your difficult situation with any family member or friends? Try to open up and have an honest discussion with a trusted person who can understand and support you.

3. It does not help that the ex-guy is trying to defame you. Try to ignore him and see whether his actions die off. Block his contacts. Try to stay off social media for some time until everything calms down. If he continues to harass you, try to warn him formally. Take help from family and friends instead of handling it alone.

4. Try not to worry about the current stressful situation. You will come out of it as a wiser person. Try to stay positive. Focus on long term goals. Try to exercise regularly to help you to relax. Distract yourself by listening to your favorite music, watching TV, movies, etc.

5. If you are continuing to feel emotionally distressed, you can consult your doctor for further assessment and support. I hope this helps.

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