Ending a love is always a catch 22 matter.
Sometimes, it feels like a slow, painful death from suffocating. Other times, it feels like a chance to start living your life again the way it was always meant to be lived – happily, self-assuredly and fulfilled.
Either way, it’s a new start, a beginning of a new life era. What better way to embark on a journey to a new life than to actually embark on a journey that would take you places, filter things out, get you face to face with new cultures, new people, and new chances. It’s incredibly refreshing and rewarding, the whole thing.
While traveling and destinations (where to) are pretty much a matter of personal choice and liking, there are always a few of THOSE destinations everyone yearns to visit (especially after a breakup). We’ve classified the countries by common post-breakup moods, and we hope the suggestions will serve you well.
I can’t live without them
The best countries to run away from such heavy, heartbreaking thoughts are Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Portugal. These warm, stunning countries with grand history will help you overcome the pain and build yourself up again. The symbolism? Well, almost all four of these countries were re-built on ruins and ravaged cities, and are now glorious relics of the past. Going there will have you face to face with the fact that life CAN be rebuilt and turned into something spectacularly gorgeous. Doesn’t that sound promising?
I need to get away
Sometimes, the best way to get away from your problems is a change of scenery. Shrinks and psychiatrists often suggest their patients spend some time by the water or on the water when they need to let go of pain. The reason that water is therapeutic is that moving water is subliminally taking your troubles away into a direction opposite to the one you are in. Given that, going on a cruise may be one of the best ways to get over a breakup; chose a themed barge travel after your own liking and let your soul get its much-needed closure.
I need to party
Well, you wouldn’t be the only one who deals with emotions by stuffing them under the rug, or – in your case – the dancing podium (and that’s okay). Pack your glitters and head towards Rio de Janeiro, London, or Vegas. These cities are perfect for a partying soul, so grab your party shoes and dance the nights away! Parties are an amazing way to meet new people, so you never know who you may end up meeting. The love of your life, maybe? Or a hot rebound fling?
All three cities offer the option of chilling when you’re not feeling like hitting the dance floor. On the days when you are down, chill sightseeing and art hunting may be perfect to blow off some steam and pick up cultural beauties of these fantastic lands.
I need a distraction
Those awful feelings after a breakup tend to be overwhelming and all-consuming. If you can’t stop thinking about your ex’s touch, their laugh, that cute freckle on their knee or, just the way they did you wrong – it’s essential you break free as soon as possible. Go someplace that will draw you in with its culture, architecture, customs, culture and people. The best destinations for these heart-and-mental-cleanses are incredible Fiji, India, Vietnam, China, and Arabic countries. They are rich in everything you can imagine and you won’t have an hour in a day to think about your ex – that’s how phenomenal everything about these countries is.
The most important thing, though, about a breakup is to give yourself a permission to move on and be happy again.
Forgive them for all the pain they’ve caused you and forgive yourself for having let it consume you. Take a deep breath and walk away from it all into a better future.
Written by: Sophia Smith
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about DIY projects and photography. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and lifestyle related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.