7 Rules For Getting Through A Break-Up In Your Twenties


1. You are never getting back together. Like ever.

You must approach a tough break-up with the mentality that you and your significant other are over with once and for all. There is no glimmer of hope, and there is no light at the end of the dark, depressing tunnel. You two are never-ever-everrr getting back together (nods head to T-Swift).

2. He no longer exists on social media.

Stop Facebook searching his name and going through every single one of his 700-some-odd photos. This brings back too many good memories, of which you should not forget, but now is not the time for a trip down memory lane—trust me. Take a detour. Oh, and this goes for Twitter and Instagram too. Refrain from the multiple read-overs of his TL and Favorites list, and so help me God if you “like” his latest Instagram…

3. Delete his number.

Yeah I know, but let’s just pretend. It’s to save your dignity in those moments when you have something so good to say it will surely have him crawling back! …I’m looking at you with an expression similar to that of the side-eye Emoji. Don’t you dare send that message or make that phone call. It is in these moments when you will find journals useful.

4. Look like you just walked in from a Cover Girl shoot every time you step outside of your door.

Easy, breezy, beautiful is what we are going for here. 8 a.m. class? Doesn’t matter. Had a late night? Don’t care. It is crucial to make the time for Operation: Look Hot as Fuck. It will get you much-needed compliments and attention, but most importantly give you some self-appreciation and confidence. Use that Trésemé product and M.A.C. to it’s full potential and lock away the groutfit. You’re welcome.

5. Go out with your friends.

The close ones. Spend time with those friends of yours that feel like a second family to you. The friends who wouldn’t even judge if you decided to blow most of your life-savings ($1,472—what? We’re college students) on a spring break trip to Cabo. Talk to these people about what is on your mind, or don’t, because they probably already know.

6. Set your sights on a crush or two.

Oh, you thought crushes were only for preteen middle-schoolers? Wrong. Having a crush in college is making eye contact with that hot guy in Stats. Or that newfound interest in someone you already knew. It’s cute, it’s fun, and you’re already picturing the shy smirk he gave you the other day. After all, the best way to get over a guy is to get under anoth—um.. I mean.. plenty of fish, it’s raining men, that sort of thing.

7. Do something small that makes you happy.

Hello? You’re single. Now is the time to get that snack-sized FroYo at 3 in the afternoon just because it’s a nice day out and you think the combination of Pinkberry’s Pomegranate and Mango flavors look pretty together. Or you can, like, solo-stroll through the park listening to Miley’s “Maybe You’re Right”, watch the leaves delicately drift to the ground, and breathe in the crisp fall air. TC Mark

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