Summer is here and unfortunately it's the time when breakups are at their peak. People are going away traveling, finishing college, starting new jobs or going away on a J1, and that equates to breakups and 'temporary splits' in a lot of couples' relationships. Whether it's your first breakup or not, we feel your pain and we've all been there. Here are the best ways for you girls to take your mind off him and get over a breakup
9. Surround yourself with your friends.
Boyfriends will come and go but your friends will always be there for you. Also they'll be glad to see more of you now that you're single again! It's not all bad!
8. Bury yourself in your work.
Concentrating on your work or college is a great way of distracting yourself from your ex-boyfriend. It also comes with added benefits - you may actually get stuff done now without any distractions.
7. Avoid contact with your ex.
The best way to get over your breakup is to stay away from him. You guys broke up for a reason and seeing him so soon after your split is only going to open the floodgates to those old familiar feelings. Avoid contact until you feel you're ready to see him again, but it's rare that you'll have a meaningful relationship with him after your breakup anyway.
6. Get drunk.
Drown those sorrows and have a good time. We're not promoting binge drinking but you'll definitely find that getting drunk with your friends will take your mind off of your ex, even if only for the night.
5. Slut it up.
A short-term solution to what ails you, but you'll find that seeing other people will help you forget about your ex.
4. Remind yourself of all the bad things about your ex.
Think about all the turn-offs and negative things about your relationship with your ex-boyfriend. Try and forget about everything you love about him in the early stages of your breakup. If there's no chance of you guys getting back together, you don't want to lure yourself into a sense of false hope. Stay on course. The worst is almost over.
3. Remove memory triggers.
There are a number of things that will remind you of your ex, and it's your job to ensure you avoid these objects as best you can - it could be a place, a smell or an item of clothing. We're not saying get rid of them, just avoid them while your break is fresh.
2. Ben & Jerry's.
Nothing heals the heart more than a gigantic tub of ice-cream, and Ben & Jerry's is the best of the best!
1. Stay active.
Staying active and keeping fit is the best way to blow off steam and take your mind off things. Hit the gym, go for a run or get involved in your local sports team. Maybe even tape his face to a punching bag? Hey, whatever works for you!