Breakups are never a fun time for anyone involved. Whether you are the one doing the breaking up, or the other person has broken up with you, it's just a difficult time to go through. However, sometimes we make it a lot more difficult on ourselves by acting immature during and after the process of the breakup. For this reason, it's so important to focus on having grace under pressure.

Here are five tips on how to come out of the breakup with integrity and with your reputation intact:

1. Don't say anything degrading to you or your partner in public: Whether you like it or not, people are going to perceive you as catty and weak if you go around disparaging your ex in public. Making negative comments about your ex will keep you stuck in a place of bad energy. In addition to that, it makes you look like you are resentful and bitter. Keep your head held high and show class instead.

2. Be nice: Our mothers were always telling us to be nice when we were kids, but the same thing applies when you're an adult. Have respect for the person you spent time with, even if you want nothing to do with them now. Don't be rude or spiteful. Remember you have broken up, you are no longer a couple, and it's time to move on. Try to be civil and respectful for your own sake.

3. No lies: Don't go around trying to spread lies about your ex or your relationship. The truth always comes out in the end anyway.

4. If you are breaking up a marriage, it's even more important to be civil when there are children involved. Remember your children didn't ask for you to have a relationship with their other parent in the first place, and they didn't ask to be born into it. It's not their fault you are going through divorce, so don't make it their problem either.

Never be disrespectful about your ex in front of your kids. Even if you don't think they can hear you, they often can. The last thing they need is to hear negative stories about their other parent because they love them just as much as they love you.

5. Ask for help if you need it: If this is a long-term relationship that's breaking up, or a marriage, you might find you need the services of a professional mediator. This person can help you work out your differences so you can coexist peacefully, especially if there are children involved.

What emotions are at the heart of any problems you are experiencing with your relationship ending? Maybe you need to get control of what you are really telling yourself. Do you know what your beliefs are?

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found the principles to help you get to the root causes of your crisis.

The solution is not in the endless volumes of information you find across the internet, or the advice your friends give... it's in yourself; the thoughts that make you who you are.

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