The Do’s and Don’ts of a Breakup

I realized today that I haven’t written in a while and I apologize. However, I am back and ready to mend some broken hearts… who’s with me! (said in a loud powerful voice- for dramatic effect of course).

Today I have decided not to give you a tip but rather a list of do’s and don’ts. I realize that it’s hard to navigate the broken heart playing field without some guidelines to go by. So, here you are, my do’s and don’ts for the recently broken hearted.

Do’s:

  • Do spend time with family and friends
  • Do eat lots of ice cream (recommendation: anything Publix brand or Ben and Jerry’s)
  • Do listen to sad/happy/girl power music (whatever helps you get out the emotions)
  • Do talk about your feelings (everybody needs an outlet)
  • Do cry/scream/get angry or whatever you feel (just do it from the safety of your own home)
  • Do go out for a girls night out  (hey, you never know who you will meet next)
  • Do get a break-up buddy (they are your go-to person)
  • Do feel like crap (but get over it and then get out of bed, the world wants you back)
  • Do wear that little black dress (a little extra attention isn’t always a bad thing)
  • Do dance around in your pj’s and sing into your hairbrush (no one’s watching anyway)
  • Do shop till you drop (as long as you have the money to afford it)
  • Do get a haircut/pedicure or whatever makes you feel a little bit special
  • Do move on (you deserve better)
  • Do keep your head up high (confidence is sexy-at least that’s what I was told)

Don’ts:

  • Don’t stalk him, call him or Facebook him (or any other form of communication)
  • Don’t wonder what he’s doing (he doesn’t need you to worry for him, that’s his mother’s job)
  • Don’t let him see you sweat (he doesn’t need to know he hurt you, why give him that pleasure?)
  • Don’t drink/smoke or do anything illegal to feel better or get revenge (it’s not worth it)
  • Don’t kill your friends by constantly asking them what they think he’s thinking or doing
  • Don’t lay in bed all day (get outside and have some fun)
  • Don’t make your credit card pay for his mistakes
  • Don’t abuse or attack his new girlfriend (let’s keep it classy)
  • Don’t get friends or family members involved (they don’t need to fight your battles)
  • Don’t beg for him to take you back (it only makes you look desperate)
  • Don’t talk badly about him (especially if you know it will get back to him)
  • Don’t beat yourself up about it (sometimes things don’t work out the way you planned)
  • Don’t let him come back (even if he wants to), this breakup is probably for the best, why hurt yourself twice?
  • Don’t think that no one will ever love you
  • Don’t let the past dictate your future (you deserve the best!)

There you have it a few (hopefully) helpful rules for those with a broken heart. I am sure there are many other guidelines but remember to use your common sense and try to remember you are loveable and you do deserve better!

Keep smiling 🙂

Love,

Miss Behaving xox

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