Consequently: it doesn't matter whether you want to try out a breakup retreat, see a therapist, cuddle alpacas or simply sign up for a cooking class. If you firmly believe in the method of choice, it is sure to help you cope with your heartache. It pays to try things out and persevere with them. After all, once the heartache has eventually been overcome, most of those affected will feel better than ever before. In a study by the Journal of Positive Psychology, for example, 71% of those questioned said that they had grown emotionally by overcoming the breakup. And that after just three months. So no matter how much the breakup may hurt, in the long run many are able to benefit in some way from the experience.