Feeling hurt in a relationship can be a painful emotion and it's never a pleasant feeling, so here a few positive things you can do if this is happening to you. Always remember to look after yourself and follow your instincts because they're almost always right.
1. Cry It out
Crying is a healthy, natural release that has been proven to make you feel better afterwards. It's a great way to relieve a negative feeling or something that's been making you feel hurt. Don't feel like you have to hold it in, take all the time you need to cry it out and know that it will help immensely.
2. Put Yourself First
Even if you're in a relationship, you should always remember to put yourself first and keep your best interests at heart. Think about what might be beneficial for you, especially if you're feeling hurt as things are, and at least that way whatever you end up doing will be because you're looking after yourself.
3. Consider Ending It
Although this may not be something we like to consider and think about doing, it is important to recognise an unhealthy relationship or one that's just not working anymore. It's natural for some relationships to do this, as we're not always meant to be with the person we're with right now, so ending it may be something worth thinking about. You don't necessarily have to see it through and act on it, but at least open yourself up to the idea and know that it's an option.
4. Have Some Space
If you're feeling hurt or overwhelmed, sometimes the best thing we can do is take a step back from the relationship so we can reflect on it and work out how we feel. It's a lot easier to do this once we have some space and distance because we can gain a clearer perspective and can evaluate it more accurately. Take as long as you need to work things out, don't give into an pressure to decide quicker than you need to.
5. Talk It through
Sometimes keeping hurt feelings to ourselves can actually make it worse because we begin to bottle up negative feelings instead of giving them a natural release. Talking about it and remembering that communication is key. It's also a great way to make your feelings known so that you can move forward and find a resolution. Sometimes we just need someone to listen and it's great when we know that there is.
6. Indulge in Hobbies
It can be a huge relief to take our minds off a negative feeling by taking the time to indulge in our hobbies and interests for a while. Doing something you love and are genuinely interested in will allow you to take on a more positive attitude which you can take back to the relationship.
7. Look after Yourself
Unfortunately people can get hurt in relationships and that will always be a fact of life, but looking after yourself can help reduce the chance of it happening to you. Get into the habit of doing things for yourself and keep yourself safe in any situation where you could get hurt or negatively effected.