People sometimes find themselves jumping from relationship to relationship, without really looking inside themselves to see where some of their deeper issues lie.
If you don't take the time to reflect, you might be going straight into another relationship simply because you miss the intimacy and closeness of a partner — but the new person might not be right for you at all. Even if they are, you might not be in the right frame of mind to make it work.
"The first thing to do is to take your time to heal," said Brudö. "Whenever a break-up happens, whether a bad one or an amicable one, it usually leads to emotional drain. You are parting from someone you loved and someone you spent a lot of time with, so you will need to take some time to readjust and re-learn to be yourself, without the other person in the equation. Taking this time to learn about yourself and reflect on your relationship can do a lot to help the next relationship be a success."
Remember to stay positiveRelationships are hard work, but as the saying goes, nothing worth having comes easy.
Orloff said it's important to stay positive about relationships, because they are a challenge, but they also teach us so much and give us the strength to change when we need to.
"For me, it's extremely courageous to love," she said. "That's what relationships are about. How can you love somebody else, how can you love yourself, how can you honour your own sensitivities?
"[Relationships are] challenging, but that's what we're here to do. To love, to learn about our places where we need healing, to be giving to people, and enjoy life."