3 Things You Should Never Do After A Breakup

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3 Things You Should Never Do After A Breakup

We all know that a breakup can lead to questioning your decisions, clouded judgment and various other missteps. Read on how to learn the top three things you want to avoid doing after calling it quits!

Don't Try and Be Friends
The wounds are raw and the decisions are new and fresh, so you need time apart. Time will tell if you will reconnect down the line; if you do, there will be a reason for it. Pressing the issue and attempting to hang out right after a breakup will only lead to fights, tears and likely some bad choices from both parties involved. Leave some space between the two of you: don't try and hang out with his group of friends or pressure them for info on his social life. It will all get back to him in time, after all.

Don't Make Rash Decisions
Now may not be the best time to throw caution to the wind by chopping off all your hair or having it dyed a crazy color, getting inked with a cheetah or unicorn tattoo (ouch, ick!) or making a move out of your city. Let yourself remember that you have a lot going for you and that your life isn't about one person. Trust your instincts, but not if they lead to binge drinking or holing up with a pint of ice cream and a jumbo bag of chips.

Don't Pick Up the Phone
Drunk-dialing, drunk-texting, drunk-Skyping, drunk-faxing...whatever sort of technology you have available to you, PUT IT DOWN (and welcome to 2012: a fax machine shouldn't be your go-to device to contact the outside world).
A Saturday night out drinking with the girls should not result in a 2 or 3 A.M. phone call and slurred message about flowers and babies and love. It's not cute, and it won't make him come back to you. In fact, it will have him running in the other direction. Same goes for you, guys! No one wants to see a sloppy sad text when they wake up on Sunday morning.

After a breakup, it's smart to stay active and social. Lean on a friend, or train for a 5k! No doubt that will keep you busy.


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