How to Fix a Broken Heart
There is no simple recipe for fixing a broken heart. Four shots of vodka, a box of chocolates and a marathon of The Hills later, you will find yourself in the same painful state as you were before. It is a simple, unfortunate fact of life that relationship recovery takes time. However, these simple tricks can help facilitate the process.
1. R&R. Allow yourself one night only. Invite your closest friends over and feel free to indulge. Dip into the double chocolate chip ice-cream, gossip about how your ex was a horrible kisser and reach for the girls night DVDs. (Mean Girls, John Tucker Must Die, ect.) Purge all of your pent up emotions, after tonight you are going to try your best to recover.
2. Get out and do something fun. Take extra time that morning for yourself. Play happy, upbeat music even if you are feeling lonely and upset. Take a bath with a scented bath bomb. Paint your nails. Apply a face-mask. Do something different with your hair, take extra time on your make up, or pick out a cute outfit. Do whatever makes you feel good, personally. Then call some friends and go do something unforgettable. The company will help, even if it feels like the last thing you need. Keeping busy is key.
3. Be somewhat selfish. You deserve to take time out for you. After being committed to a partner, it’s important to rediscover your personal relationship with yourself. It’s cheesy but true. Do little things that make you happy everyday. Put flowers in your room, get your nails done. I understand these things are trivial and superficial, but you can tailor it to suit your needs. The point is, do little things that make you happy.
1. Try to avoid contact for a while. Until you feel completely over the breakup, (and I mean completely) do not seek “closure.” It doesn’t help, it makes things worse. From experience, use your better judgement and delete his number.
2. Try something new. It might be taking up a new hobby or just switching up your look, change is a part of life. By taking it into your own hands and turning over a new leaf you are acknowledging this change and taking control.
Breakups are never easy, and like I said —— there’s no simple cure. You can be sure that with time, everything will get much better. Keep your head up, best of luck. xoxo
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