One? Don't try to remain friends.
Battling a breakup? We've all been there and it's not easy. When you're newly single and heartbroken, your head is in a daze. You can't sleep, you can't work, and you're probably acting like a complete lunatic. So before you start plotting your revenge on that "selfish, cheating jerk," as you call your ex, take a deep breath and do your best to avoid the following mistakes.
1. DON'T TRY TO REMAIN FRIENDS
OK, slow your roll little lady. You two are broken up, therefore your “best friend status” should now read as "single and moving on." Yes, it’s hard to hear and unfortunate, but it’s something you need to accept, and accept quickly. Normally, I would suggest that trying to remain "friends" could be a possibility for you two in the future, but for now, the "friend card" should NOT exist. Do your best to stay away from these common mistakes: Don’t invite him to your birthday (and yes, this includes Facebook invites). Don't text him when "your song" comes on. Barf! And last but not least DO NOT call him to "catch up." You're single now and so is he, so start acting like it!
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This article was originally published at Gue. Reprinted with permission from the author.