No one likes being dumped. It sucks, but don’t let rejection send you over the edge. Follow our simple tips for dealing with a romantic rebuff.
Don’t blame yourself
Wracking your brain for what you think you did wrong is just going to make you feel bad about yourself – the last thing you need after a breakup. Instead of beating yourself up over what you could have done better, try and relax and realize it’s his loss, not yours.
Have some fun
Even if you don’t feel like it, force yourself to go out and have a good time with your friends. Plan a girls-only dinner date, go dancing or gather your BFFs for a night of chick flicks – whatever will put a smile on your face.
Rereading emails and texts, scanning his Facebook page and replaying old conversations in your head are all big wastes of your time. Rather than spending all your time thinking about him, do something to distract yourself – go for a walk, hit the gym or call your BFF. Just stop over-thinking it.
Take it in stride
Realize that this isn’t the end of the world and you will get over it. The hurt will only last so long, so the less you dwell, the sooner you’ll start to feel better. We know it’s not easy, but taking things one day at a time is the only way to really move forward.