Shortly after confirming that she is now single, actress Maxene Magalona took to social media to share tips on how to move on a from a breakup.
The Viral Scandal star, 35, made headlines last week after seemingly confirming the rumors that she and her husband Rob Mananquil had parted ways.
She shared her tips on getting over a heartbreak in her new Instagram post on Monday, October 17, as she shared black-and-white photos of herself in her wedding dress.
“Grieve. Cry. Feel the pain and let it all out. Express your anger and sadness in healthy ways instead of distracting yourself from feeling uncomfortable emotions. Drown yourself in your tears if you have to but never drown yourself in alcohol or a pool of negative and unhelpful thoughts. Grieving is an integral part of the process. You cannot move on without properly grieving a loss,” wrote Maxene.
“Pray for yourself and your ex. Constantly, sincerely and wholeheartedly. No matter how angry or hurt you are, learn to pray for you and your ex. This will help you soften your heart and develop more compassion for yourself and others. The pain that you are feeling may be intense and overwhelming but as long as you pray, God will help you process your way through it,” she added.
She also said not to point fingers, but rather, “surrender to the present moment and accept the situation as if you chose it.”
“Be grateful for all the lessons you learned and the knowledge you gained in the relationship. Every relationship we encounter in this world is meant to teach us something about ourselves. Going through heartbreaks makes us stronger, more resilient and a lot wiser,” she continued.
“Understand that your ex is also just like you—a soul who is figuring its way through this lifetime. Their traumas, pain and suffering are just the same as yours. Try to see them this way instead of a person that you ‘own’ or ‘control’ just because you were in a relationship together. (No one owns anyone in this Universe, btw.)”
Maxene also advised to use this time to focus on your personal growth and development. “This is the perfect opportunity for you to turn negative energy into positive energy by healing yourself. Try a new hobby. Exercise. Connect to yourself on a deeper level through meditation. Find God within,” she added.
Finally, she said to “let go and let God” and to “move forward with grace and lightness in your heart.”
Meanwhile, Maxene also shared her realizations on love and failed relationships in a separate post on Monday (October 17).
Sharing a photo from her 2018 wedding to Rob, Maxene wrote: “Losing a loved one is a form of trauma that changes us forever. When I lost my Dad to cancer back in 2009, I really felt like it was the end of the world because he was my best friend. The pain felt never-ending.
“But what I didn’t realize back then which I now understand is that once you have already lost the most important person in your life, it makes you so strong and wise. It becomes easier and clearer to end relationships, both romantic and non-romantic, that are not working or flowing anymore.”
Stressing that she believes in relationships that flow naturally and are not forced, Maxene said she is “very grateful” for the failed relationships that she has had in in this lifetime as it helped her determine “the soul connections that I want to keep and let go of the ones that don’t match my energy.”
“To all the souls I’ve crossed paths with in this lifetime, I give to you my heartfelt thanks. Thank you, next!” she finally said.