Ending a relationship can be extremely difficult. Even if you promised each other things would last forever, sometimes things don’t work out that way. Although a break up can be painful, there’s no excuse to lose all your common sense and inhibitions. Here are ten things you shouldn’t do after a breakup.
Leak nudes: This is the tackiest, most classless thing you can do. No matter how mad you are, you shouldn’t betray you ex partner’s trust by showing nude photos of them to everyone. It could seriously screw up their lives. Of course, your ex put themselves out there by sending you the photos, but the point is you shouldn’t be an asshole and share them.
Have sex: Having sex with your ex can cause confusion and more heartache. Someone is always going to think it means more than the other person. If they move on while you’re engaged in a sexual relationship, you’ll feel worse than when you originally broke up.
Vent on social media: It’s not that your friends don’t care or don’t want to support you in your time of need. It’s not like they don’t want to know what’s going on with you. But there’s a time and a place for everything.Venting about how awful your ex is, airing out your dirty laundry, and being an emotional roller coaster for all your friends, family, and total strangers to see isn’t good for anyone.
Stalk your ex: This means in person or online. You don’t need to know your ex’s every move. You don’t need to be there for their every move. It’s only going to hurt you more.
Have casual sex (if you’re not into it): Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to get under a man (or woman) is to get over one. If you don’t want to have sex with anyone right away, you don’t have to.
Jump into a relationship: Jumping into a new relationship right away isn’t a good idea. Any baggage that you’re carrying from your previous relationship will carry over.
Drunk text your ex: Put down the phone and walk away when you’re drunk. You might say something you’ll regret.
Watch romantic comedies: Self explanatory.
Listen to love songs: Also self explanatory. Don’t do this to yourself.
Abuse your body: Alcohol may numb the pain. Ice cream may sooth your soul. Stuffing your face with chips as you lay on the couch for days while watching Netflix may feel great. But honestly, it isn’t great for you, especially if you’re doing it for an extended period of time. Your body deserves better.
Although it may suck now, the pain won’t last forever. Things will get better and you’ll find happiness again.