You don’t have to sob at the office, but take some quiet moments to reflect and be honest with yourself. It’s healthier to express yourself honestly than grow numb. The temptation may be to pretend you’re unaffected by the breakup; don’t let pride get in the way of being real.Nothing wrong with stealing romantic ideas from all your life's partners. You know that if this relationship does end, there will always be someone out there who's better for you. You haven't met most of the people you'll know yet, and TBH that is so comforting.

(If you share the lease, deal with it like responsible adults. Resist the urge, however, to call or text whenever you would have when you were still dating. Ask a close friend if you can call him/her every time you would usually reach out to your ex. Besides, if your ex rejects you a second time, it won’t just hurt; the rejection will sting with extra humiliation and regret. No woman on her deathbed says, “I really wish I slept with my ex-husband one last time.” Let the break be clean.

Don’t lock him out.) The thrill of revenge only feeds bitterness and hatred. Recruit a support system of friends and family to help you fill the time normally spent with a significant other. Social media can be dangerous when dealing with heartache.

Of course, you probably don't want to jump straight back into the dating game head first (no pun intended), so it's better to just dip your toes in (pun intended, because I am sick and immature, clearly), warm up, and get back into it slowly.

Here are six ways to get back into the dating game after you've been in a relationship: Part of the work involved with getting out of a relationship that wasn't working is finding yourself again.

The best part of a heartbreak is that it eventually ends, and sometimes it ends just around the time you meet someone NEW and GREAT. You already know that you're strong enough to survive a nasty breakup.

Sure, you know how bad it can hurt, but you also know that it's nothing you can't get through, and that lets you relax and take more chances in your new relationship. It makes you excited about the idea of love for the first time in a long time.You may have been deeply wronged, but “getting even” won’t heal any wounds. Carry your head high and spend your energy on people who deserve it. Many people feel lost after a breakup; not because they miss their ex, but because so many of their daily habits once revolved around someone else. Give yourself two rules: Don’t post anything about the breakup drama online, no matter how vague, and resist the urge to stalk your ex. One major change in your life can inspire even more change. You broke up last week, but you still “have thoughts” you want to process with the ex. “Defriending” or at least hiding statuses can help you avoid the constant temptation to check in and see if your ex is living a life more miserable — or worse, more awesome — than yours. If you have a tattoo-design epiphany in the days following heartache, wait a few months before acting on it. Hair grows back, but be warned: a bad bowl cut can hurt your already-bruised confidence. Getting back into dating after the end of a relationship can be tough.Even if you were only with someone for a short amount of time, that's still time spent getting to know someone, and letting them get to know you. Even if you don't want a relationship necessarily, it's a cold, hard reality that not having sex for a really long time sucks (if you're someone who enjoys sex, which if you're reading this, I assume you are).And you're less scared to just tell this new partner when they're doing something that bugs you, because if you learned anything from your ex, it's that there's only so much room to compromise on things that are truly important to you in a relationship. You get to remember how great it is to have a go-to "dinner tonight? Not that doing things alone and with friends isn't sometimes the best, but maybe the best part of being in a relationship is having someone who will come over and flop around with you on the couch and call it "hanging out." Truly one of life's greatest pleasures is having someone to do nothing with.8.