1. Let it all out.
Breaking up sucks, even if you’re the dumper and not the dumpee.
Don’t be ashamed to get it ALL out of your system.
2. But, OH GOSH, please don’t mope.
Dwelling on the good times or what could have been is just not constructive.
3. Rally the troops.
Every girl needs their BFFs around them during such critical times.
Invite them over. Share food. Binge on ice cream. They’ll know to bring your new lovers Ben AND Jerry along with.
And it’s the best therapy.
4. Build yourself back up.
Go running, get a manicure, buy some fantastic shoes to strut your newly single stuff in.
Basically, anything that makes you feel like a boss is the right thing for you right now. Although maybe wait a few weeks for the drastic, yet compulsory, hair overhaul…
5. Don’t be too critical.
Of yourself, or your ex.
Whether they were an idiot or it just wasn’t working, constantly analysing and criticising keeps you stuck in the past.
And you don’t need that negativity.
6. Keep your distance.
Even if you’re going to stay friends, space is important to begin with.
7. DON’T, whatever you do, fall into the social media stalk trap.
It’s a black hole.
8. Don’t feel the need to jump back into the dating game too quickly.
Yes, there’s plenty more fish in the sea, but you don’t need to reel them in immediately.
Although a healthy Tinder swiping session can help to get your head back in the game.
9. Be your wonderful, fierce self.
You rule. Go and do what you do best.