IT GIVES YOU TIME AWAY TO PROCESS THE LOSS.
Regardless of whether your relationship fell apart gradually or seemingly overnight, it’s a loss like any other. And it requires grieving. Unfortunately, that can be difficult to do when you keep the same routine and stick to the same environment. Traveling, however, allows you to get away from it all, providing physical and mental space to process how you’re feeling, says psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas. “Having the chance to get away from chronic reminders of the breakup or of the ex-significant other can help you see the situation from an outside perspective, increasing your objectivity and clarity,” she continues. “This can also help decrease tunnel-vision views that are overly negative or involve ‘all-or-nothing.’”
MEET THE EXPERTS
Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. is a Los Angeles Therapist. Dr. Thomas has been featured as an expert on many local and national shows, appearing on CNN, E! Entertainment, several VH1 documentaries, Nightline, The Learning Channel, CBS, NBC, and KCal News.