Breakups, to put it simply, can really suck. Here are tips to make your healing process much easier.
Everyone in the entire universe (with perhaps the exception of Mother Theresa and her other nun sisters) has been through a breakup. And no matter whether it's the first time or the hundredth, you probably feel like you'll never get over your ex. It sucks. It hurts. And sometimes, it hurts A LOT.
But as much as it might feel like you've reached the bottom and that it can't get any worse than how you feel right now, the good news is this: there is an opportunity to explore being the happiest when you're at your lowest because it can literally only go up from there.
So, when you're feeling low about breaking up with your ex and you need some help with getting over your ex (without eating your body weight in mint chocolate chip ice cream), Dating with Dignity has some expert breakup recovery tips for you.
1. Keep your life full and busy.
It's easy to want to sit on your couch, vent to your friends and just stay at home all the time listening to your "best of Taylor Swift playlist" again and again. This is pretty much the worst thing you can do.
Getting outside your house and sticking with those things that get your endorphins going are amazing ways to move on from your past relationship. It might be a bit slow to start, but picking up things that make you happy is going to help significantly!
Perhaps you have some good friends who you may have been neglecting since you've been in a relationship and this is be a great time to catch up with them over dinner or a hike. Life is too short to spend time in the dark — literally and figuratively.
2. Go on dates.
While we know you won't want to jump back into dating right away, it's okay and appropriate to say yes to the bartender from your friend's birthday party or a guy you met at your local coffee shop. While these guys might not be your next "one," putting yourself out there and bringing back your feminine, desirable self with someone who doesn't see you as somebody else's ex is amazing for the ego.
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