There’s no way around it: Breakups suck.
I would know—I’ve worked through a lot of them.
It doesn’t matter if you were the dumper or the dumpee. Or if the breakup was with a partner, family member, or friend. Or if the pain is raw and recent or dull and distant. You’re reeling from the loss of a significant, powerful relationship in your life. And you know—from past experience or just the hurt nagging at your heart—that it could take years to heal.
Maybe you’re having trouble eating or getting out of bed. Maybe you feel your depression or anxiety closing in on you. Maybe you’re getting embarrassed by how often you burst into tears in public. Or maybe you’re feeling mostly okay, but still can’t go a day without a pang.
Sometimes it feels like you’ll never be whole again.
And with all of these millions of emotions—denial, anger, shock, loneliness—swirling through your body, it’s hard to know where to begin the journey of healing. Furthermore, especially for us feminists, with so many bigger, more devastating wrongs happening in the world, it can be hard to admit that we need (and deserve) this personal support.
But healing—especially through gaining a deeper, more meaningful understanding of why we feel what we feel, helping us to validate our own emotional experience—is a feminist issue.
As marginalized people, we’re so often socialized to believe that our own needs come second. We’re taught that our strong emotions are overreactions, that our sadness and anger are invalid. We’ve learned to bury our feelings for the comfort and care of other people.
But that’s bullshit.
Breakups can shatter our worlds. And we deserve to treat it with that gravity.
So, together, let’s understand how breakups affect us psychologically and neurobiologically as a first step toward getting comfortable with our inner turmoil, acknowledging it as a normal, healthy process. And then let’s develop a game plan for self-care that’s rooted specifically in healing from a broken heart.
The only way out is through.
In this webinar, you will:
- Learn the science behind what researchers call “love rejection” and apply the principles to your own unique situation
- Explore how the stages of grief apply to breakups, where you’re currently stuck in the process, and how to move onto the next stage
- Create a practical and personalized self-care plan that you can put into action today
You don’t have to go through this alone, and you don’t have to trudge your way through either.
So grab a box of tissues, break out the fancy chocolates you’ve been saving—hell, you can even run a bubble bath—and let’s move through this together.
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Melissa A. Fabello
Former Managing Editor, Everyday Feminism
Melissa A. Fabello is a feminist writer and speaker whose work explores the intersections of social justice, sex and dating, and mental health. Melissa is a licensed educator with over a decade of experience facilitating knowledge acquisition and healing through self-development. This includes working in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, as well as sexual health education. Currently, she gives workshops and lectures internationally on topics related to self-care, sexuality and embodiment. She is a doctoral candidate in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University. Her work has been featured in BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and on MSNBC and the BBC.
“It wasn’t just Melissa’s style that blew me away—charismatic, witty, smart—but her sensitivity to the audience. She turned us into a community, and many left transformed.”
“She made dense and complicated academic theory and medical terminology accessible and enjoyable.”
“Fabello’s candid, ‘real’ style made a large and intimidating space seem small and intimate enough to have listeners engage with difficult subjects.”
“Melissa’s work adds a personal touch to what can otherwise seem like a daunting and confusing political sphere.”
“Follow Melissa if you want some real talk—or if it’s been a while since you’ve had a mind-blowing braingasm.”
Letter from the Webinar Leader
A few years ago, I went through a breakup that I couldn’t fathom ever moving on from.
Like a fairy tale (or at least a really good rom-com), someone who I had loved for a decade showed up in my life, professing their love for me. And like a nightmare, it quickly all fell apart.
I remember lying in bed crying, my hand on my heart in hopes of steadying it, unable to imagine a future where I could get through a day without a breakdown.
Of course, I had been through many breakups before then. And I’ve been through many breakups since. I have survived them all. But that feeling of the world ending, of having to silently convince myself that I would eventually be okay, sticks with me.
If that’s where you are now, or where you’ve been recently, I understand what you’re going through. And I want you to know that it really is as awful as it feels. I also want you to know that you’re going to move past it. Someday, this experience will be a story you tell—not a hell that you’re living.
You will heal from this. And I want to help you kickstart that process.
With all of the love that you are inherently worthy of,
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