Hi all. Long story short, I just had a very bad breakup. The relationship was almost 4 years, so despite the breakup being for the best, it still stings. The past few months I have been battling anxiety and depression and I think I turned a corner over the past month. I'm proud of myself.
I'm really worried that this breakup might send me down the rabbit hole again. I'm going to do everything I can to prevent that--counseling, journaling, reaching out to friends, etc.--but I wonder how much of it is beyond my control. I'm going to embrace all the feelings that I have about the breakup, repressing emotions has caused me problems in the past. But still, I'm scared that I will wind up back in a very bad place despite my best efforts. Any thoughts/advice?