Breakup Aftermath: How to Cope

Even though change is hard to cope with, especially break-ups, here
are a few tips to help you get through it:

1. Work out

Show him what he’s missing, and feel revived and energized.



2. Eat right.

Eating the right food will make you feel way better. Don’t
pig out on fatty, greasy foods, it will only make you feel worse.



3. Vent.

Tell someone you trust all of your feelings and get all of your
hatred or worries out of your system.


4. Get lots of sleep.

Sleep gives you energy and time to think about
things and why you’re better off without him.


5. Cry it out.

Cry all the memories, pain, and time away; then tell
yourself to never cry over it again.


Just remember, if it was meant to be, it would be. It’s NOT the end of
the world, it’s a start to your new beginning. And you’re not alone.

Here, some Academy seniors share their coping methods of when they went through
a breakup:

Rachel Anderson: “ I like to spend my time jamming to female
empowering songs such as “Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé and “Stronger” by
Kelly Clarkson.”

Jazmyne McCloud: “I would hangout with friends and keep staying busy
to keep my mind off of it.”

Taylor Gee: “I kept busy and had A LOT of girl time!”

Madison Hershiser: “I listen to sad country songs and eat ice cream
and drink more Starbucks! I also hang out with my friends and cry!”

Katiana Roberts: “I would give myself 24 hours to process it
which would include: watching Netflix and eating yummy food with my
best friend, because it’s always good to have someone with you in a
time like that. And then the next day I would go on with my life and
always stay busy and be around people all the time.”

Chaveli Guzman: “Make an eHarmony account. Just kidding! I would
definitely go out with friends and do something really fun and embrace
the fact that you’re single and don’t have to worry about some guy.
When you’re single, you’re free to do whatever you want!!! ENJOY

Kierstin Meyor and Julia Metzger: “Call up my best friends, go out and
have fun, workout, and stay positive. I remind myself I am a strong
and independent woman, and I don’t need a man.”