When the person with whom you were most vulnerable breaks your heart, it's easy to feel inadequate and worthless, even if you have a laundry list of reasons you should feel good about other areas of your life. When it comes to love, our rational mind isn't running the show. Instead, breakups often make us think the worst things about ourselves: The person who knew me best and loved me the most now thinks I'm a piece of garbage, so it must be true.
The journey back to who you are will take time and effort. Once you've taken the time to get over your breakup, you're ready to work on your next steps of personal growth. Here are six tips for finding yourself again and how to raise your self-esteem: