If you are looking for ways to help a friend survive a breakup, I’ve got a few great ideas that can alleviate her misery. Watching a friend go through a breakup is heartwrenching, but fortunately there are many things that you can do that will help her get through it. Below I’m going to reveal some helpful ways to help a friend survive a breakup.
1. Hang out with Her
Go over to your friend’s place and share some girl talk over margaritas, chocolate cake, or her favorite ice cream. One of the best ways to help a friend survive a breakup is to be there for her. She needs someone to listen without judgement as she disects every aspect of her broken relationship. Let her know that you will help her get through this breakup and she can call you whenever she needs you.
2. Distract Her
We have all heard of the girls who are unable to deal with the breakup and end up begging their ex-boyfriend to come back to them. Don’t let your friend be one of those desperate girls! Whenever you hang out with other friends, invite her to tag along so she isn’t tempted to contact her ex. If her social life is busy, she is less likely to leave long voicemails to her ex-boyfriend or to text terrorize him.
3. Transform Appearance
One of the best ways to get over a breakup is to create a change in appearance. I’ve been known to cut my long hair or color it some shocking hue whenever I go through a breakup. Making small changes like a new haircut, haircolor, or hairstyle can help boost her confidence. Hit the makeup counters at the mall and encourage her to try out different makeup looks.
4. Get Physical
Give your friend a gym membership because exercise is known to pump out those feel-good endorphins. Encourage her to sign up for class in yoga, Zumba, dance, or Pilates. Any kind of physical exercise can help ease that awful depression that follows a breakup. Another perk is that she will feel healthier and be rewarded with a stellar body that will make her ex-boyfriend drool.
5. Movie Time
Have a movie night with your friend so she can have a temporary mental escape. It’s best to watch intense thrillers, comedies, inspirational or action movies. Avoid watching romantic movies because they can make your friend miss her past relationship even more and make her feel worse. Bring the popcorn and her favorite theater-style candy to give her an instant boost of happiness.
6. Make a Fun to-do List
Relationships take so much of our time and often we sacrifice learning new things because there isn’t enough hours in the day. Instruct your friend to make a list of all the things she wanted to do while she was in a relationship but never had the time to do it. Tell her to take advantage of her single status by doing all the things on that list. Finding new interests or hobbies is the perfect way for your friend to meet new people.
7. Compliment Her
Going through a breakup can make a girl feel unloved or unwanted. Make sure you tell her how great you think she is and that any guy would be lucky to have her. Reassure her that she was awesome before she met her ex-boyfriend and she is still awesome without him. Although you may want to call the guy a loser for letting her go, refrain from saying it on the off chance that they get back together.
So ladies those are just a few things that can help a friend get through one of the roughest times in her life. Going through a breakup is always difficult, but great friends can make the emotional journey much less painful. Do you have any other ideas that can help a friend survive a breakup?