So much has already been said on how to let go and heal from a bad situation, heartbreak, bad choices etc… but no one really talks about what comes next.

Once you turn your back on something or someone you love and decide to never go back, what’s next? How do you deal with the emotional baggage? The easy yet truthful answer would be to give it time, but no one wants to hear that in such a situation.

The fact is each person is different, some drink and have flings while others roll up into a ball of despair waiting to feel less. There is no right or wrong. You do whatever it is that makes you get out of bed the next day and I know it’s easier said than done. But fortunately or unfortunately the cliché is true, time truly does heal all wounds. I’m not really sure how it works, whether we outgrow the pain, whether we forget the pain or whether we simply accept the situation for what it is, but whatever the case may be, we heal.

Healing doesn’t happen overnight, it happens slowly but surely and there may be many times when you feel as though you’ve gone back to square one but trust me even that’s part of healing. It’s funny how healing works. It comes in fits and bursts, one day you’re crying and the next day you’re smiling. And though you may cry again the day after that, there is beauty, a sense of strength in knowing you’re capable of happiness.

Trust the process. One day you’ll look back upon this time in which you thought you wouldn’t be able to get through and feel proud of yourself. Proud for having walked through the flames safely, if not unscathed.



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Karishma R.K writes under the pseudonym of Phoenix Mode. She holds a degree in Law and describes herself as a lover of words, books, and animals. Karishma believes writers put a fragment of their soul in all that they write; bleeding their hearts and minds onto paper. Writing is something she started later in life, but doesn't plan to stop anytime soon.

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