When something happens that breaks your heart or traumatizes you, it takes time to heal. Distracting yourself with continuous activity or jumping into a new relationship often delays the healing process and can end up making you feel even worse. Sometimes it’s too difficult to face the feelings without some time and distance, but locking yourself into an extended distraction isn’t the answer. That prevents you from really dealing and ensures that your (unfelt) pain taints everything. In the end, the best shortcut is actually doing the work of facing your feelings…

Head on.

Steve and Jarl