There are few times in life that you feel more powerless than during a break up.
It feels like a rejection of your entire being. You mourn not only the person who you thought loved you, but also everything you hoped for and imagined. It’s like your world, as you know it, has come to an end.
I have memories of melodramatically sobbing on the floor of my shower (cringe), crying on a plane after being dumped only the day before (how…embarrassing) and refusing to get out of bed, absolutely overcome with excruciating pain.
After my last break up, I did what any Gen Y would do. I turned to my one true confidant; a little thing known as www.google.com.
I asked questions I would never dare ask a real-life friend, out of fear of looking like an actual crazy person.
And, as with all heartbreak, something good came out of it. I learnt what works and what doesn’t. And when friends have gone through the same thing I’ve been able to offer empathy, and some tried and true advice.
I once thought I’d been ghosted. He ended up messaging me a week later. Oh, and he saw this video. Kill me. Post continues below.
Here are the phrases you must say to yourself in order to get over a shitty break up.