If you’re having a hard time getting over a breakup, psychologists have some suggestions for you:
First off, their research says that you shouldn’t necessarily write about the breakup, as it can often make you feel worse.
Instead, you should write what they refer to as a “redemptive narrative” … because you know, everything always seems more medically sound when you use technical words.
The point of the redemptive narrative is not just to write about the breakup, but also describe how you turned it into a positive experience. Or if you’re still in the throes of post-breakup agony, write about what you’re doing to overcome it.
Here’s an article that discusses the aforementioned studies in more detail: