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Being With A Manipulator Is Worse Than Being Single. Learn How To Breakup With Him/Her

Being With A Manipulator Is Worse Than Being Single. Learn How To Breakup With Him/Her

If you’re unhappy in your relationship, you should just break up, right? If only it were that simple. Even once you’ve made the difficult decision to end a relationship, you might find that a manipulative partner makes you doubt yourself.

It is because manipulators are really good at dismissing your feelings and concerns

When you tell them your true feelings and express your concerns, they would say you’re overthinking and over-reacting. They’re really good at shifting the responsibility and making you sound wrong.

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And why would you fall into this trap so often? Probably you’re not good at saying no

If you’re struggling to leave a relationship, chances are you’re not very good at saying no to people. You might suppress your true feelings to make others happy, or only say what you think people want to hear. This hurts everyone in the long run.

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How to be more assertive and plan the breakup conversation

You’re certain that it’s time to break up. But now you need to actually do the breaking up. Following these tips will help everything run smoothly.

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  • Predict your partner’s response. Having an idea of what your partner might say allows you to prepare an answer, meaning you won’t say something you regret in the moment.
  • Never reply instantly. If you often reply too quickly and end up agreeing to things without thinking, say something like: “Can you explain that?” or “I need a minute to think about that”, before responding. Don’t agree to stay in the heat of the moment.

Ending a relationship is hard, especially when your partner behaves in a manipulative way. Following these tips will help you to assert yourself better and have a better relationship next time .

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Last Updated on October 9, 2018

27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

Who has never gone through some ups and downs in the life? But some people can feel better in a quicker way than others because they’ve found their own remedies to heal the bad feelings.

If you haven’t found yours, these ways will help you instantly feel better and ditch that negative self talk when you’re feeling bad about yourself:

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  1. Listen to the songs you loved when you were in high school or university, this will recall you of the old good times.
  2. Write something. Write down how you feel as a way to express your thoughts if you don’t feel like talking to anyone.
  3. Draw something. Draw anything you want because no one’s going to judge your drawing skills.
  4. Read the postcards or letters your friends or family sent you before, remind yourself there are people who always remember you.
  5. Silently think of a day or moment which you truly enjoyed and try to recapture that very first feeling. Was it the day of your graduation? The moment you traveled with your loved one?
  6. Take out your photo albums and go over your childhood photos.
  7. Cry when you feel like doing so. There’s nothing wrong with crying; cry out all your fear and stress and just face the truth after crying.
  8. Sing loudly like no one can hear you. Do you know that in Japan, people always sing karaoke to relieve stress?
  9. Cook a nice meal for yourself or for your family.
  10. Read your previous diary entries and look at your great memories.
  11. Dress up nicely to feel happier.
  12. Don’t stay in your bed! Get your laptop or a book and sit in a coffee place.
  13. Take a walk outside and feel the fresh air.
  14. Sweat yourself! Go jogging or play some sports.
  15. Pick up the musical instrument you used to play a lot and start to play it.
  16. Tidy up your desk or wardrobe, you’ll feel good that you’re being productive and actually doing something.
  17. Watch some funny videos, sure you can find a lot of them on Youtube.
  18. Eat something you like, be it a chocolate cake, or an ice-cream. Just please yourself with the flavour you like.
  19. Re-read your favorite book and write down the sentences or passages that you love.
  20. Watch a new movie, there must be a movie which you’ve always interested in but had no time to watch it.
  21. Do something nice that no one will notice, say picking up a rubbish in the street and throw it to a trash bin.
  22. Call your best friend and just talk whatever you want! Human beings are social animals after all, connecting with people close to you will make you feel better.
  23. Do voluntary work and help people in need, you’ll feel happy and satisfied.
  24. Get drunk with your close friends at home – a safe place for you to get drunk and get crazy. Let loose and have fun with your very close friends.
  25. Write an email or a note to a friend who you care about.
  26. Get out of your routine life and meet new friends. Get out of your comfort zone! Meeting new people can give you new inspirations in life.
  27. Look into the mirror and smile. Act like today’s already a wonderful day. How we act affects how we feel. It’s difficult to go on feeling sad if you’re trying to smile!

Remember:

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It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.  — Epictetus

If you want to feel better, change what you’re doing because obviously what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy!

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