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!
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!