Make The Best Of Your Breakup
It's a hard time for you, they say. You'll have to go through the motions and get through it as best as you can, some will advise. Many will suggest that it's okay to be upset and that you'll get over it eventually. Hmmm -- but what if you're fine? What if you're not as sad as they expect you to be?
I can't tell you not to be upset, of course. More often than not, it's hard to look on the bright side. But entertain me for a moment -- maybe you can make "moving on" after your breakup a fun time? Think it's impossible? We found some ladies who have been able to think positively and, more importantly, have fun as they go through breakups.
Open an eBay Store
For Myra, a handful of good things came out of her breakup (which was her boyfriend's choice, at the time). "I was dating a total metrosexual. He spent all of his money on clothes and tanning,"
recalls the 25-year-old now single. "When he broke up with me, he left a lot of stuff at my apartment. So, I started an eBay store to sell all of it."
Throw a Singles Party
"I was with this guy who made me absolutely miserable, but it was so hard for me to let him go," says Lauren. "One day, I finally had it and broke it off. I never looked back since."
Give Yourself a Flirty Makeover
After a breakup -- whether it's a bad spot or a good move -- a little freshening up couldn't hurt. A flirty revamp can be a lot of fun. And right now, you need to feel your sexiest!
Burn His Stuff in a Silly Ritual
You had to have seen that episode of "Friends" when Monica, Rachel and Phoebe staged that ex-boyfriend ritual, whereby they burned old things that belonged to past loves in an effort to rid themselves of them emotionally. You, too, can have fun with this, just be careful of fires. If you're not into the burning ritual, you can make a voodoo doll, says Aly. "My friend and I did this a couple of months ago and think it became more about how fun arts and crafts are -- we completely forgot about our broken hearts." Mission accomplished.
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