Here is a quote from the article....
"As anyone who has ever been broken up with knows, the feeling of abandonment can be crippling -- but it is in those moments that we feel our lowest we must find the strength to go on."
So here are the 11 pieces of advice.
I am listing her advice and then placing my experience below each of them.1. Keep calm and carry on.
Easier said then done. I was so paralyzed in the early days I was anything but calm. I would just tell myself to breath and that was an accomplishment. The only thing that calmed me was prayer, exercise, and friendships. Many of my friends, that I attended church with for years, were not at all surprised by the actions of the one that abandoned me. They saw it coming before I did. Others were shocked at such behavior.
2. Find a support network.
3. Believe in your own strength.
Difficult but I totally agree with her. All I wanted to do in the beginning was escape my feelings, run away from my pain. Now I let myself feel, which moves me to action. I too find that when I give these feelings to God he helps me carry them.
8. Fake it 'till you make it.