Mend That Broken Heart — 10 Calming Ways To Get Over A Sad Breakup

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Breakups are not easy to handle and most of us have been there struggling to control our emotions. Many people bounce back (or think they do) immediately and do things which they may regret later.
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Try to Understand

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Try to Understand

Try to work out why the relationship went wrong, but don’t get obsessive about it. It wasn’t perfect if one of you wanted to finish it, that’s for sure. If you know what went wrong, it’s something you can look out for and potentially avoid in a future relationship.
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Don’t Take it Personally

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Don’t Take it Personally

A breakup can make you feel lower than low, but remember, just because they dont think you were right for them, does not mean that there is anything wrong with you.
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Avoid the Rebound

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Avoid the Rebound

Because your self esteem has been damaged, you may want to jump in bed with the next person that pays you any attention. Don’t become a notch on their bedpost.
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Don’t Abuse Your Friends

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Don’t Abuse Your Friends

You need a good shoulder (or three) to cry on especially at the beginning, but don’t be a complete pain and go on and on about your ex. If things are that bad, then you really need professional help to get over this, so look for a therapist.
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Don’t Get Drunk

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Don’t Get Drunk

You’re likely to do things you will regret under the influence of drinking, including calling your ex and acting like a deranged person, or having rebound sex.
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Get Out And Move

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Get Out And Move

Moping around at home in your pjs and stuffing your face with ice cream is a recipe for feeling like hell. No matter how bad you feel, fresh air and exercise will make you feel better.
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Accept That It’s Over

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Accept That It’s Over

While you have the idea that you can still get back together, you are never going to move on. This is where you need a straight-talking friend to help you see whether it is truly over or not.
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Treat Yourself

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Treat Yourself

All the money you would have spent on dates with and gifts for your ex, should be spent right away on treats for you.
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Clean Up and Move!

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Clean Up and Move!

If you have to move because of your breakup, make your new surroundings as cheerful and as comfortable as you can. At least you will have no reminders.
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Throw Yourself Into Work or a Hobby.

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Throw Yourself Into Work or a Hobby.

Try to stay busy with work or hobbies to keep your mind off what just happened.
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