It's arguably one of the worst feelings in the world, and one that we all have to learn to process in our own ways. Getting dumped is awful, and some people deal with the situation seemingly effortlessly, and others succumb to their sadness for awhile before finally coming through it with a few scars. Since all of us have been through it at one point or another, one has to wonder: Is there a foolproof way to get over it?
Well, every breakup is different — but this advice will help you navigate your way through a breakup a little bit easier. From taking a trip to getting a haircut to confiding in a friend, these are all the things that will help you close up the previous, heartbreaking chapter of your life and move on. If you're in the unfortunate circumstance of recently being dumped, you're definitely going to want to give this list a thoughtful read. You'll be surprised at how much #10 can help.
#1. Change Your Sheets
Upgrade you bedroom to a new look — and remove memories and scents of your ex in the process. Win, win!
#2. Shut Down Social
You might want to analyze and agonize over every tweet and status update, so it’s best if you just remove yourself from their social media life entirely. If you’re worried you won’t have the willpower to not take a sneaky peek, ask a friend to change all your passwords. Extreme, but it works.
#3. Make a Playlist
And make sure that playlist does NOT contain any songs that may remind you of your ex. Here’s a good rule of thumb: When it comes to breakups, the more Beyonce, the better.
Let yourself be sad and don’t be afraid to unleash your pent-up feelings. After all, emotions can be cathartic and help you move forward.
#5. Detox From Your Ex
You might want to end things amicably and keep the friendship, but it’s best to sort things out on your own, and to figure out whether a friendship could work.