How to Heal a Broken Heart

Unfortunately, our hearts don’t come with a set of directions. We don’t know how to slow them down when our nerves take over, and we weren’t given a manual on how to fall in love. Everyone always says, “you will know when it happens.” And worst of all, we don’t know how to fall out of love. Heartbreak often hits like a freight train, and healing a broken heart can be one of the biggest challenges in life. The scariest thing about it is that you will most likely experience heartbreak more than once. You might not believe it, but there is an upside: the more you deal with them, the better you become at healing them. Here are five tips to mend a broken heart:

Make time for yourself


There’s no better time to spoil yourself than when your heart is broken. You deserve every ounce of “me” time in the world. Get a massage. Get your nails done. And don’t let anyone tell you that you’re being selfish.

Divulge in ice-cream and/or a bottle of wine.


It’s okay to buy a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and a bottle of wine. You are 100% allowed to buy your favorite flavor of ice cream and eat your sorrows away. Guess what? No one can judge you when you’re living for you

Take a long drive and blare some Taylor Swift

Even if you don’t like Taylor Swift, I encourage you to blast every album of hers on a long, long drive. I can guarantee that no one will understand your situation better than her.

Disaffiliate from his life.


The worst part about a breakup is seeing your ex in pictures on social media. Luckily, there’s an unfriend and unfollow button on ALL forms of social media and you’re going to need to click it. You will feel so much better when you make yourself forget about him.

Get your booty to the gym

Girls running on the beach (#62902)

The best fixer-upper for a broken heart is getting to the gym. There’s no better revenge for a breakup than getting a killer body and making him think twice about ever ending things in the first place.


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