How to Support Friends After a Breakup

8 Tips to Help Friends Get Over a Breakup

By Chanel Graham

My best friend recently broke up with her boyfriend and while she's gracefully exited the relationship like she was going for gold in relational maturity, I've been a complete mess.

There should be an instruction manual on how to support a friend after a breakup. Unfortunately like parenthood, a first kiss, or pouring ketchup from a bottle, there’s no right way to do it. The best we can do is toss our head back, say a quick prayer, and hope we don't leave a mess.

While there is no hard and fast rules or official steps to help a friend getting over a breakup and grieving over a lost relationship, some methods are better than others. Here are eight tips for helping a close friend after a breakup.

Chanel Graham is the editor and co-founder of I Kissed Dating Hello, an online community-driven website exploring the challenges and triumphs of contemporary Christian dating. She is based in New York City.


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