Romantic breakups inflict the greatest trauma of our lives-and their wounds can be felt for years to come. How we heal-or fail to heal-from romantic trauma has a profound effect on our future relationships: Will we act out of unresolved emotional patterns, triggered by painful memories and unhealthy reactions, or will we find healthy, healing relationships that build on the best of who we are?
Healthy relationships develop from inner healing and self-acceptance. This brief, easy to read workbook-the first in a series of four teaching the reader how to engage healthy relationships-guides the reader through a five-step process of insight, healing, and recovery from breakups:
Based on the latest research, these steps help the reader identify dysfunctional relationship patterns, find internal peace, work through difficult emotions, break out of negative-thinking spirals, and find comfort and nurture in alone time. Once this work of self-nurture is accomplished, the next relationship is far more likely to be satisfying and intimate, life giving and joyful, and mutual and sustainable.