getting over a breakup

The Ultimate Breakup Care Package

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So you’re friend has just gone through a breakup, and they are looking pretty down. Your once happy little Piglett seems to have grown a solemn dark cloud above their head, and their pink exterior has faded into a darkened Eeyor grey.

You watch as their world slows to a crawl. Day-to-day activities that they used to accomplish so easily (like getting out of bed), all of a sudden take extra effort.  They barely answer your calls and responses to your text messages dwindle to a single “k”.

So what are you supposed to do to get them out of this funk?  Well, how about making them a Breakup Care Package! Not just any package though, the Ultimate Breakup Care Package:

1. THEIR FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE

Not a lot of it… (to avoid wallowing in drunken pain and calling the ex resulting in dramadramadrama), but a bottle of wine to share, or a 6 pack of their favorite lager to help lighten the mood!

If your friend is of the lady variety, try suggesting Sangria.  This fruity little number is super delightful – heck, even if your friend is a guy its hard to say no to alcohol and fruit.  Bonus points for throwing in a crazy straw.

2. THEIR FAVORITE FOOD

Food is the ultimate comfort! Especially favorite food.  Especially all their favorite food.  Sit them in front of a personal buffet of carby fatty meaty goodness to give their brain way too much to think about, and distract them from their troubles.  Feel sad or eat more bacon…. hmmm.

Just to be safe, probably good to bring a mix of sweets and savory – after that ooey gooey cheesy salty goodness the only logical choice is raw chocolate chip cookie dough covered in brownies and chocolate syrup.

3. A NO-ENERGY ACTIVITY

Your friend is probably in a pretty down mood, so it is likely that they don’t want to do anything or go anywhere.  However, there are lots of activities you can bring them to keep them occupied (and their mind off whats-their-face), where they don’t really have to do anything at all.

This could be watching a movie, painting nails, playing scratch-n-win (get a lot so they at least win one of them!), listening to their favorite music, or go old school and bring a board game. Heck, it may even give them a sense of nostalgia and pull them back to their young childhood days before the opposite sex came and ruined everything.

4. TICKETS TO AN EVENT OR MOVIE

Looking forward to some sort of event is a great pick-me-up.  You know what your friend likes, so be creative and seek out some tickets to their favorite band, or to a movie you know they’d be into.  You know, for when their face is a bit less puffy from crying.

5. 101 REASONS WHY ITS GREAT TO BE SINGLE

And of course, a dose of optimism and a change in perspective never hurts!  101 Reasons Why it’s Great to be Single presents an optimistic view of the single life.  Let your friend read up for themselves, or read it to them as they down their glass of Chardonnay!

101 Reasons Why it’s Great to Be Single is available on Amazon, and Barnes and Noble!

Breakup Care Package

Its Great to Be Single

Have I left anything out?  If there’s something that you would include in your breakup package I’d love to hear it – leave your comments below!

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single lady

No Need to Wear Pants

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There’s something about walking around your own apartment with no pants on, which is much more free and liberating than when you live with someone.  Living with my ex, there was never a time where I would come home, take off my pants and shoes, and flop down on the couch to watch TV.  I suppose I could have, I just didn’t.

Living on my own, I may as well have a laundry basket next to the shoe rack.  It signifies that my day is complete, and it’s home time.  Relaxation.  Something in my brain just switches off – “No pants? Oh well then we are clearly not doing anything tonight, time to stop working” – and any stress I had built up from the day just disappears!  It’s really hard to worry about life problems when you’re not wearing pants.  Go ahead, try it.

There are some days where the no pants thing gets in the way – the other day I was very hungover and wanted to order pizza, but answering the door meant putting pants on.  Also, a couple months ago my neighbor upstairs somehow managed to fall off the balcony, and I needed to put on pants to go outside and call the ambulance. Luckily, I usually have a pair of pants laying around near the door so it didn’t take too much effort to slide those puppies back on. #itsgreattobesingle

101 Reasons Why it’s Great to Be Single is available on AuthorhouseAmazon, and Barnes and Noble 

Be Happy!

You are More Determined to Better Yourself

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When I am in a relationship I am always focused on the other person, and what is going on with “us”.  Taking time for myself to think about what I want to be doing and ways I can better myself as an individual really doesn’t come into play.

When my last relationship ended, after I got over the crying and inhaling copious amounts of wine and chocolate, I started to think about how to move forward.  I started compiling a list of reasons why it was actually more advantageous to be single, rather than being in a relationship, and what do you know – my first book was born: 101 Reasons Why it’s Great to be Single.

Bettering myself as an individual and finding ways to not only be successful, but happy, is just one of those 101 reasons.  Turns out being a single lady gives me lots to be grateful for #itsgreattobesingle

101 Reasons Why it’s Great to Be Single is available on AuthorhouseAmazon, and Barnes and Noble 

Single Dog Lady

Single Life = Own the Pets YOU Want!

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When you are in a relationship, you often will not agree on buying the same type of animals.  It could be that your significant other is allergic to cats, or simply not fond of giant horsed-size dogs.  Well, you want those things but you can’t have them because your significant other doesn’t want them.

When you are single you can own your very own Rover.

When I got out of my last relationship I decided that having a little companion in the house would help ease the pain of no longer living with someone.  However, between work and gym I was rarely home.  Certainly not enough to have a dog or a kitten who would want affection all the time.

So, I bought a fish.  I named the fish Frederick and Frederick did not mind that I wasn’t home all that often.  Frederick and I would watch TV at night and sometimes I would have conversations with him – (don’t judge, he was an amazing listener).

I’m now thinking that a big fat cat might be a nice addition to my apartment.  They would be so lazy I’m sure they also would not mind me not being home.

In any case, being single I no longer have to worry about the pets that my significant other may or may not want – if I want a pet and it fits with my lifestyle, I’ll get one 🙂

#itsgreattobesingle

101 Reasons Why it’s Great to Be Single is available on Authorhouse and Amazon