5 Ways To Practice Self-Love After A Devastating Breakup

5 Ways To Practice Self-Love After A Devastating Breakup

Men. They’re a trip, ain’t they? When you first got with your ex, he convinced you that he was the one, that being with him wasn’t going to be a colossal waste of your time and you could trust him with your heart. Now you’re looking at a box full of stuff he gave you (some gifts were cool, others had you like “Boy, do you know me at all?!”) as you’re playing y’all’s song on repeat and trying to figure out how to move on.

Breakups suck. Period. It doesn’t matter who ended the relationship or why.

But you don’t have to stay miserable forever (give yourself a couple of weeks, tho). As dark as it may seem now, as much as you might wonder if you’ll ever stop hurting, we promise you that you’ll get over him. WAY OVER HIM. You just need to put a few steps in place and (get this) walk them out.

So cry it out. Scream it out. Social media stalk him...for a weekend. Then get on with this list, so that you can get back to your “new normal self” and onto the man who truly deserves you. (And yes, he’s out there!)

Don’t troll

Let’s start with an obvious one that will be your greatest temptation---at least for a couple of weeks. Please don’t troll that man. Don’t go lurking around on his social media accounts. Don’t go clicking on his friends to see if they have pictures up of him and some girl. And please don’t create a fake account to try and flirt with him to see if he’ll take the bait (Catfish has already proven how that plays out!). For one thing, you two aren’t together anymore. He can do whatever he wants. Next up. It’s a total waste of your time and hasn’t he used up enough? Our vote is to “unfollow” and “unfriend” him. If you’re not strong enough for that yet, at least “mute” or “hide” him. Hopping online and seeing him every day is basically like pulling off a scab over and over. Your wounds will never heal that way.

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