Break ups are the worst. Here’s some moderately helpful advice.
Don’t plan on getting back together. Thinking you’re getting back together will make you call him/her and calling him/her will lead to #3.
Choose something you love and start trying to get really good at it. This will remind you that you’re really awesome and not all of the terrible things he/she said you were.
Stop fighting with your ex, it just prolongs the inevitable and makes you guys hate each other more. Anytime you think, “I’ll just call him/her and have a pleasant conversation” or “I’ll just call him/her and try to explain what I think the problem is…” it won’t work and will end in a fight.
Take little moments to cry and think about it and remind yourself that you’re on the road to feeling better.
This advice is semi-working…but I know there’s more out there. What are your best practices? Share in the comments.