10 essential tips to help you move forward

Promotional Feature

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been in a long-term relationship, had a short-lived but amazing string of dates you hoped would go further, or a friends-with-benefits arrangement going on that has fizzled out, breaking up is never easy!

And the hotly anticipated film adaption of the best-selling novel The Girl on the Train, which hits cinemas on Wednesday, 5 October, shows how other people’s seemingly perfect relationships are not always what they seem.

Starring the talented and downright gorgeous Emily Blunt, who plays recently divorced Rachel Watson, the fast-paced suspense thriller follows her struggle to get over her ex-husband who now lives in their old house with his new wife and baby. Ouch!

As she tries to forget her old life, Rachel becomes fixated on a couple who live a few doors down – but then something bad happens. We won’t reveal any more about the film but all this relationship talk has got us thinking – how do you get over a break-up?

1) Keep contact to a minimum with your ex. It’s not easy but distancing yourself will help kickstart the process of moving on.

2) Surround yourselves with an army of good friends. You’ll be surprised how much better they can make you feel – no matter how much of mess your life feels.

3) Go out and do things. Remember all the ridiculous things you wanted to do when you were single? Well, now’s your chance to make them happen!

4) Sweat it out. Going for a run or doing an exercise class releases feel-good endorphins that’ll help you get through the day.

5) Let those emotions out! It really is no crime to cry or vent to friends, that’s what they are there for. And you’ll feel much better letting it out than bottling it all up inside.

6) Beware of rebound relationships. There’s no point jumping into something new until you’re comfortable being on your own again. Time is a healer, true dat.

7) Tweak your social feeds. The last thing you want is to see your ex’s updates, so hide him from your news feed – or go cold turkey and hit the unfriend button. You CAN do it.

8) Pamper yourself. A shopping spree or new hair cut can really help put a spring in your step.

9) Forgive and forget. Regardless of how or who ended it, accept that your relationship as you knew it is over and let those negative feeling go.

10) It may be an age-old cliché but it’s true: there really are plenty more fish in the sea. And even though you won’t feel ready to date again straight away, all of these small life tweaks will help you begin to feel like your bubbly self again. Then one day, you’ll wake up and realise you’re over it.

The Girl On The Train is in cinemas from 5 October, 2016. Watch the trailer below and book tickets to see the film at thegirlonthetrainfilm.co.uk