Okay, for real. It's tough to be sure, but there are certain signs that prove you've made a breakup your bitch, and are, in fact, more than ready to start seeing other people again. Below are six clues. If you can't check off more than half of them with an "eff yes" affirmation, you should remain in the grieving process and just focus on you while your heart finishes healing.
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It is our fear of seeing our ex not missing us or us being rejected that completely takes over rational thinking and reality. Filters and Photoshop also make a vast difference. Reality: People deal with breakups by going for makeovers and start focusing on their body and their looks. It is because when they were with you they were warm, fuzzy, and assured, but their self-confidence has gone for a toss. Your fear of not finding a new love interest takes over the reality that they actually look pretty much the same as they did when they were with you. You are worried to bits about how you will up this and find a hotter arm-candy for yourself.
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These feelings were mostly expressed via soap opera-worthy sobbing sessions, doors slammed in extreme teen angst, and many, many ill-advised attempts at a reconciliation over the next four years. I like to think my relationship disaster plan has improved over the last 17 years, but no matter how emotionally evolved and mature you are, breakups suck. Also confusing. So here are 19 strategies to cope and recoup during the healing process, before investing in a makeover. One of the trickiest parts of navigating post-breakup reality is figuring out whether you actually want to stay in touch.
This made me wonder what the best post-breakup advice would actually be. So, I reached out to folks who actually know what they're talking about — therapists and breakup specialists — for advice on the one thing you should do after a breakup. Because, after all, how many of us couldn't use a little more help in dealing with heartbreak, am I right? Honestly, their answers were some of the best advice you could ever hope to get, especially in the midst of a breakup when the heartbreak is the most intense.