7 Days to a Highly Effective Break Up

Here is a seven day plan to help make a break up not only less tricky, but also inspired.

BY: Laura Dave

 

7 Days to a Highly Effective Break Up

The other night I was having dinner with some girlfriends, one of whom just went through a fairly miserable break up. (Is there really another kind?)

Nothing is worse than the first week back on your own, she said.

Annie Adams, the protagonist in my novel The First Husband, would definitely agree. She has such a bad first week after her longtime boyfriend leaves her that she goes to her local bar, has a bit to drink, and marries the first guy she sees. Probably not the wisest idea.

But how to get through that first week in one, graceful piece?

Here is a seven day plan to help make a break up not only less tricky, but also inspired.

A Terrible Tuesday

Studies show that more break ups happen on Monday than any other day of the week. So let's assume you're waking up on Tuesday morning, feeling that pit in your stomach as you recall the awkward conversation from the night before.

Maybe it's officially over. Maybe he offered up some non-committal let's take a break speech. Either way, for all intents and purposes, he's gone. At least for now. And the first thing you undoubtedly want to do is replay the evening in your head.

Go for it. This is your day to obsess and mope. Call your best friend and have her come over to help. Go through the story with her in exhaustive detail and let her tell you that he's a jerk. Or, if it makes you feel better, let her tell you that he'll come running back. Either way, it's fine to stay up until 2 AM watching your favorite movies and thinking about how you and your Ex are way cuter than even Harry and Sally. (They broke up too for a while, right?)

If your best friend is doing her job, she'll remind you that they did. Then she'll pour you some more wine.

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