Coping With a Break-Up

Posted on 10/24/2018
CV Students Discuss Dealing with Breakups

Ava Cappelli
Staff writer

Relationships can be a large part of a high schooler’s life, and more often than not there are breakups that follow. 

Breakups can be emotional and upsetting, and it can be difficult to find effective coping methods. It is helpful to have advice from peers who are going through or have gone through similar experiences with breakups.

When a teen breaks up it is good to have other emotional support systems such as friends and family. Having these people in your life help to deal with the loss of a relationship.

“I talked to alot of friends, they made me feel better about myself and I listened to sad music,” one junior girl said.

Music is a helpful coping method. Songs about heartbreak have filled billboard charts since the 1950s because the themes of teenage angst are timeless.

“When I'm feeling sad and thinking about my ex I often resort to Khalid and Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Train, G-eazy and Post Malone” an anonymous sophomore girl said.

Other students have mentioned that keeping a personal journal or diary helps them express their feelings. It is a good method when you want to get your feelings out but you don't necessarily want to talk to people about it. Art is another calming therapeutic method, such as drawing, coloring, and painting.

School counselors and teachers are always willing to offer a caring ear, and there are plenty of other resources to help people cope with a breakup. 

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