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3 Ways to Make Hard Goodbyes Easier

I hate saying goodbye to my husband. After almost a month together, my husband is on his way back to France for the second half of his basketball season and I’m staying in Atlanta to work on the second half of the internship hours I must complete to finish my master’s degree. I’ve been preparing myself for his departure for days, and although I’m in no way happy that we’ll be spending a few more months apart, I must say, this goodbye was substantially easier than our last one. I changed my mindset this time around and it made all the difference. While it will never be enjoyable, here’s what I do to make our hard goodbyes a little bit easier:

No one likes saying see you later to a loved one but these 3 tips are sure to make those hard goodbyes a little easier.

3 Ways to Make Hard Goodbyes Easier:

  1. Don’t ruin your time together by dwelling on the impending goodbye: The easiest way to make hard goodbyes a million times harder is to dwell on them. Although it’s easier said than done, don’t ruin your time together being down in the dumps about a goodbye that hasn’t even come yet. I tried my hardest not to think about the fact that my husband was leaving on the days leading up to his departure and it allowed me to really be present and enjoy our time together.

  2. Start making plans for your reunion, even if it’s a while off: My husband and I won’t be reunited until sometime in May, but before he left, we started making plans for the summer. Making plans makes hard goodbyes easier because it gives you something to look forward to. Whether it’s your significant other, a friend, or a family member you’re saying goodbye to, be sure to sit down and figure out a time when you can see each other again before you are separated. Being able to countdown and get excited about your reunion before you’ve said goodbye definitely makes it easier.

  3. Stay busy for the first few days after your goodbye: Do not under any circumstance sit in the house and do nothing after hard goodbyes. If you don’t have anything to do, it’s very easy to just sit and think about how much you miss whoever left and how sad you are that you won’t see him or her for a while. I’ve found that the first few days apart are the hardest and, after that, the time goes by pretty fast. It’s important to spend the first few days out and about doing things that you enjoy, so make plans to keep yourself busy.

How do you cope with hard goodbyes?


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