SEE ALSO: He Said-She Said: Involvement with Married People This isn’t an easy process, it will take time and there is no perfect “formula,” but it all begins with releasing any negative feelings you have toward your former partner, forgiving them for whatever wrong they may have done, asking the Lord to heal you of your hurt and pain and holding onto hope, faith and love.When the next opportunity comes around, and there will be more, you will be better equipped to handle whatever that situation holds. SHE SAID: Maybe it’s because I came of age in the ‘80s, but Def Leppard’s “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak” kept ringing in my ears the first time I read through your question. SEE ALSO: He Said-She Said: Stop Thinking About Finding a Mate Moving on …I have had my share of heartbreaks, but I can honestly say when all was said and done, I truly wanted what was best for the other person and I was able to pray she would find love and happiness apart from me.That is when I knew I had a grasp of what Jesus meant with regard to unconditional love.For many of us, it is a day to day journey of struggle, heartache, emotions and growth.
There was still pain lurking in my heart as a result of the break-up, and I was still healing.
Love in today’s society seems to be so fleeting and have no basis at times.
The love God teaches us is neither selfish nor affected by emotions or situation, but rather loves through all things, including trials, faults and disappointments.
Fast forward to adulthood, and I have to say that I haven’t had to be in a situation like you are describing (either a break-up with someone from a workplace setting or at a church) in a long time.
But, in remembering my high school break-up, I can only imagine that it would be awkward in a setting where you could routinely bump into one another and even more so if there is still interest for one of the parties involved. But, seriously, you must first acknowledge that this person is still your “neighbor.” So you must love him or her as yourself (Mark ).