Struggling to Let Go of the Past? Try These Strategies, Straight From Therapists

Ashley Broadwater

We experience pain and grief throughout our lives, from minor heartbreaks to monumental losses. Getting past that hurt can be difficult, but it's important that you take steps to safeguard your mental health and well-being, instead of continuing to dwell on the past.

Before you can let go of that pain, you first have to accept that you can't change what has happened. Only then can you become who you want to be and get closer to the happier life you deserve. To help get you started, POPSUGAR asked two psychologists for suggestions for moving past disappointment, hurt, and loss, and we think you'll find that their advice - from journaling to showing yourself some grace - is so, so helpful.