I’m sorry that you are going through this difficult time in life, but I am hopeful that you will pull through it and find new things to be joyful about. You are at a difficult age when your body, your friends, your emotions and your interests can all change dramatically. Have patience with yourself and with others during this time.
As popular as electronic stimulation is these days (video games, internet, social media, and tv) they can be somewhat addictive, and most importantly, take us away from real relationships in real time. Limit time spent on these activities and force yourself to be with friends and family. Get involved in activities that require physical movement or that help give you a sense of purpose. And I’m sorry that your girlfriend cheated on you, but you can heal from that and find someone else special to care about.
Finally, if you do these things and don’t begin feeling better soon, it may be time to speak to a mental health professional to help you pull out of this slump.
All the best,
Dr. Holly Counts