Breakups are the worst. At the time you're going through it, it seems like the worst thing that's ever happened to you, especially if you're getting out of a long term relationship. People tend to fall into bad habits when going through a difficult breakup. Some people turn to food and others turn to the bottle. These are incredibly unhealthy ways to deal with a difficult breakup. If you need to take your mind off of things, there’s nothing that will make you feel better quite like smoking a few dozen bong bowls.
Weed Makes an Excellent Coping Mechanism
Some people will tell you that using cannabis as a coping mechanism for a difficult breakup is a bad idea, as this will make you become dependent on it. People often fall into the trap of becoming dependent on alcohol, food, or even sex. The truth is that cannabis can be very helpful when dealing with difficult situations like a bad breakup. While other vices like alcohol and junk food end up destroying the body, weed does just the opposite: it heals.
It Helps With Emotional Pain and Physical Pain
There are two different aspects to dealing with a breakup: emotional pain and physical pain. You go through the emotional grieving process of losing someone close to you, as you also go through the physical pain that comes with having a broken heart. People smoke weed to deal with physical and emotional pain everyday, and there is nothing wrong with that. I would certainly prefer smoking a bowl over popping a pill, but that's just me.
Don't Become Dependent on it Though!
You can depend on weed to make you feel better, but you don't want to become dependent on it, that is addicted to it. Try turning to friends and family to help you through this difficult time too. This is after all what friends are for. Weed won't make all of your problems go away, but it will help. It will keep you from doing anything too crazy or stalkerish. When was the last time you heard of someone smoking a bowl and lighting their ex's clothes on fire?
Deal with the Pain, Don't Mask it
There are some limits. You should learn how to deal with pain without immediately reaching for your pipe or your vape. You should use cannabis to ease your pain, not mask it, is my point. A little bit of pain is good for you. It makes you human. Save cannabis for those times when things are most difficult. When you need some extra help getting out of bed and getting to work try a puff of Blue Dream, when you feel like you can’t eat, try smoking some Purple Urkle to stimulate your appetite. If you’re having trouble sleeping alone, try some Granddaddy Purple to help you close your eyes.
That’s it though. Use cannabis as the medicine that it’s intended to be. Don’t use it as a crutch. Don’t use it as your only lifeline. You can get through this. Cannabis can help. Make sure that you focus on yourself too.
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