Christian teenage girls and dating
Fast forward to adulthood, and I have to say that I haven’t had to be in a situation like you are describing (either a break-up with someone from a workplace setting or at a church) in a long time.
But, in remembering my high school break-up, I can only imagine that it would be awkward in a setting where you could routinely bump into one another and even more so if there is still interest for one of the parties involved. But, seriously, you must first acknowledge that this person is still your “neighbor.” So you must love him or her as yourself (Mark ).
The most difficult part, as you have mentioned, is to see your former interest around work or at church, especially if he or she is with someone else.
However, when you reach that point in your healing and forgiveness process when you will want the other person to be happy even if it doesn’t include you, you will find a peace that really does transcend all (human) understanding.
Yes, I was cordial and would offer a perfunctory “hello” when we crossed paths.
SEE ALSO: He Said-She Said: Involvement with Married People This isn’t an easy process, it will take time and there is no perfect “formula,” but it all begins with releasing any negative feelings you have toward your former partner, forgiving them for whatever wrong they may have done, asking the Lord to heal you of your hurt and pain and holding onto hope, faith and love.
When the next opportunity comes around, and there will be more, you will be better equipped to handle whatever that situation holds. SHE SAID: Maybe it’s because I came of age in the ‘80s, but Def Leppard’s “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak” kept ringing in my ears the first time I read through your question. SEE ALSO: He Said-She Said: Stop Thinking About Finding a Mate Moving on …
HE SAID: Heartbreak is difficult and not something that is easily “gotten over,” nor should it necessarily be.
Many of us spend years searching for our lifelong spouse and once we (think we) locate “that” person, we open our heart and lives in an attempt to love and be loved.