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9 Ways to Bounce Back After a Bad Breakup

Breakups are already difficult. But, going through a bad breakup tends to leave you stressed, emotional, and in feeling in the dumps. It’s ok to feel down about it for a while. You should allow you self some time to mourn your failed relationship.

However, at some point, you’re going to have to pick yourself up, and continuing on forward in life. Just because your relationship ended doesn’t mean your life did.

Pick yourself up, put on some decent clothes, and get your life together. Its time for you to understand that even if you are single, you can still be happy.

In the meantime, try these things to get over it:

Throw a mini pity-party

You can feel upset and sad because you have every right to, but don’t feel sorry for yourself too long. The time spent feeling sorry for yourself can be put towards other positive outlets


Eat your favorite snacks, order out, and go to your favorite places. When’s the last time you’ve taken yourself out on a date? A day spent just catering to your needs and desires. Take this time to enjoy yourself.

Hit the gym

Working out can be a great stress relief and exercising regularly will engrain it into your daily routine. While working out, you’ll be distracted while also focusing on self improvement which is always good.

Become more social

Go out more and try to meet or just interact with new people. You don’t have to be there looking for a potential hookup, but just allow yourself to interact with others and maybe make some new friends.

Make plans 

Make plans for the weekend, or for your free time. Planning ahead gives you something to look forward to and think about. It makes you feel good and gets you excited. You will feel more productive and like you have your shit together. 

See your family and friends more

Surround yourself with those who love you, those who will comfort you, and those who will try to make you feel good about yourself. You can always go to your friends and or family to vent. If anyone can make you smile, they can.

Do something outside of the box

Try something new, do something that the you in your old relationship wouldn’t have done. Take Krav Maga classes, learn a new language, plan a trip to somewhere you’ve never been before.

Try dating without any expectations 

Go on some dates just so you can get a feel of what it’s like to interact with another person on a somewhat romantic level. Also you might end up finding someone you really connect with; though don’t have any expectations. 

Rebound sex

Sometimes you just need some rebound sex to help get over it. The sex might not fix everything, or make you feel 100% better, but it makes moving forward easier. Rebound sex allows you to break free. You no longer think about intimacy with your ex because now you’ve been intimate with someone else. If anything, the sex will verify that things really are over … and that you still have some game left.

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