#happyafteryou

Your journey is not the same as mine, and my journey is not yours, but if you meet me on our paths, may we encourage each other.

Welcome to the movement #happyafteryou where those who have healed from their breakups and those still going through breakups come together, facilitating understanding and resolve for the former, and motivating recovery for the latter.
 
I created this page to facilitate people sharing their breakup stories and with that hopefully inspire others and ultimately help them heal from their experiences.
 
Writing about your past breakup can help you make sense of it, but also can help someone else who is currently going through a difficult time getting over their breakup and in need of some motivation. Your story might be inspiring and provide insight of the pain shared by all during a breakup, more importantly, sharing past experiences let others know that they too can and will recover from this struggle.
 
Every heartbreak has a story, share yours!
 
For those who are currently struggling, know that you too can overcome this ordeal and soon share your #happyafteryou story.
Scientific research shows that in individuals who have experienced a traumatic or extremely stressful event, expressive writing can have a significant healing effect. In fact, participants in a study who wrote about their most traumatic experiences for 15 minutes, four days in a row, experienced better health outcomes up to four months later (Baikie & Wilhelm, 2005).
 
Another study tested the same writing exercise on over 100 asthma and rheumatoid arthritis patients, with similar results. The participants who wrote about the most stressful event of their lives experienced better health evaluations related to their illness (Smyth, Stone, Hurewitz, & Kaell, 1999).
 
Another study suggested that expressive writing may even improve immune system functioning, although it may need to be sustained for the health benefits to continue (Murray, 2002).
 
In addition to these more concrete benefits, writing can help the writer find meaning in their experiences, view things from a new perspective, and see the silver linings in their most stressful or negative experiences (Murray, 2002). It can also lead to important insights about yourself and your environment that may be difficult to determine without focused writing.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who so kindly shared their experiences. I am glad you are finally happy after your ex. #happyafteryou
 
For those who are going through their breakup, I wish you a kind recovery.
You go to Write Your Story and click ‘send button’, then this will be stored in a system for approval, once approved it will soon be posted in this website.
 
Others who visit it will be able to read your story, hopefully contributing to helping you to better understand your past and at the same time help others overcome their breakup. Furthermore, this website will not share your details (your story) with any other entities.
 
Your permission to share your story is exclusively to #happyafteryou page and social media.
 
Share your breakup story – it can be as long or as short as you want – you can use your real name or an alias – how and what you share is entirely up to you.

#happyafteryou Stories

My Breakup Story (G)

I have had my fair share experience with bad breakups,  well is there any good breakup?! I don’t think so, some endings may be more

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John

Hi! I was with my partner for 4 years, she was my rock, but she left me 2 years ago. She is a Counsellor and

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Simon

Just found this website and what a great place it is! It is so reassuring to know such a supportive place for those going through

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Joanne

Hi all! I am not sad about a recent break up as I decided it wasn’t right. We had been seeing each other for 14

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Denise

30 yrs of my best friend, my soulmate, my rock, then a 2 yr affair behind my back, tried to work through things, but his

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Dawn

Hi everyone! I broke up with my partner of 9 years, 2 and a half years ago, when our daughter was 6 years old. He

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Samantha

Hi! I was with my boyfriend for 8 years. We always ended up fighting and breaking up but we always found our way to get

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Clare

Hi! I found this webpage and thought of sharing my breakup story too. Here we go! Long story short: I met him through mutual friends

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Deirdre

My girlfriend of almost 3 years broke up with me last year. It was brutal, I felt like this breakup was somehow destroying me. I

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Jessie

Life couldn’t have been better when he was around. I loved him so much I could catch a grenade for him. It all started when

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Amanda

My boyfriend of 4 years broke up with me via letter. Gruesome! Last year my boyfriend wrote me a letter and said goodbye to me

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Rob

I hope my divorce experience helps someone reading this: My marriage of 11 years ended 2 years ago and was one of the most, if

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Anne

After 23 years of marriage, 3 kids, their father chose his drugs and house parties over us… he enjoyed it too much… Lost my home,

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Janette

My divorce was one of the most difficult things I had to go through, 5 years ago. My husband of 14 years left our home

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Chris

My girlfriend of 3 years recently broke up with me last year. The only thing she could tell me is that she felt we weren’t

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Lisa

Hi all My boyfriend of thirteen months cheated on me and when I found out I was willing toForgive him but he didn’t want me

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