14 Celebrity Break Up Tips That Will Help Mend Your Heart
Now, who's got Zefron's number?
Break ups can happen when you least expect them to. Hello Ange and Brad? Who the dickens saw the coming? So just in case it's your turn, these celebs are here to lend a broken hearted hand...
(We're sure it's not your time.)
1. Avoid them…like Taylor Swift
"There is nothing wrong with avoiding people who hurt you. You fell in love, no games. Now you're saying goodbye with no games.”
2. Throw yourself into work…like Sophia Bush
"[Chad Michael Murray and I] were two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place. At the end of the day we're grownups, and I actually think it's interesting that when people split in a way that's unpleasant, they usually just go on quite literally hating each other—or the person in my situation hates the other person, whatever—but when you have to work with somebody for another half a decade, you kind of have to deal with it. Because for me, at the end of the day, my job is my priority. And so I think at the end of it, it really let me just let go of it. To all the other costars who've worked it out, more power to you."
3. Wallow in your sadness…like Lauren Conrad
"There are those breakups that are so bad that you will need a good cry and a pint (or two) of Ben & Jerry's. Let yourself have what you need. (Note: Hanging with Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda will help too.) Let yourself go and let yourself obsess over every little detail of the breakup and the relationship. You will need to do this for yourself. You will need to allow your mind to take it all in so that by the time you get back up on your feet, you know how you feel.”
4. Embrace the pain…like Jennifer Aniston
"There are many stages of grief. It's sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way—cracks you open to feeling. When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain. I'm a human being, having a human experience in front of the world. I wish it weren't in front of the world. I try really hard to rise above it."
5. Be a fighter…like Sarah Hyland
"There are two quotes that I want to say. One is a Dylan Thomas poem 'Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light,' which is one of my favorite poems, it just strikes a chord in me. And also Robert Frost's 'The only way out is through'. People have to go through things in order to become the person that they are today, and that's that.”
6. Enjoy your own company…like Miley Cyrus
"I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think, conquering that fear, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had."
7. Never act on grief…like Katy Perry
"Sometimes you can be blinded by your extreme emotions. I definitely was looking for answers during that time I wrote that song [The Grace of God]. And yeah, I was depressed, and it was sad, and there were thoughts, but there were never actions, thankfully."
8. Congratulate yourself for getting over it…like Rihanna
"Once you're back on your feet - if you ever make it back on your feet - that's the ultimate achievement. I remember I was in New York at the Trump Hotel and I woke up and I just knew I was over it. It was a different day. I felt different. I didn't feel lonely. I felt like I wanted to get up and be in the world. That was a great, great feeling."
9. Get your friends to help…like Selena Gomez
"When [Taylor Swift] was going through a hard time, we would make each other playlists. And I would send her some girl-empowering music, and she would send some back. We had "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson, of course; we had to have that as number one. We had Battle by Colbie Caillat, Walk Away by Kelly Clarkson — Kelly has good breakup songs! Hot N Cold by Katy Perry. We just sat there and made so many.”
10. Don’t rush yourself…like Khloe Kardashian
"I don't believe that there is a timeline for grieving or healing or getting over someone or something. I think that we all heal on our own time – some are faster than others, and I think some loves are really just harder to get over than others."
11. Focus on why it wouldn’t have worked…like Jennifer Lawrence
"I wake up earlier in the morning when I have new sponges. That counter doesn't even see it coming. [Nicholas Hoult] would never wring them out. We were in the kitchen once, and I picked up the sponge, and it was soapy and wet, and I was like, 'See? These are the kinds of things that make me think we are never going to work,'"
12. Keep it light-hearted if you can…like Nina Dobrev
"It doesn't need to be awkward... I feel like everyone expected it to be so awkward. [Ian Somerhalder and I] made fun of ourselves and just had fun.”
13. Focus on the light at the end of the tunnel…like Rita Ora
“At the time… I just wanted to crawl in my bed and die. But I got out of it the other side, I’m surviving. I kind of saw the light at the end of the tunnel.’
14. Never touch your hair…like Alexa Chung
“Hair is so linked to how we feel and everyone goes for something radical after a break-up, but my advice is not to touch your hair. It’s the first thing women do but you’re not in a fit state to make long-term decisions. You’ll have to spend four years growing it out. Buy a lipstick instead. Go and kiss loads of other people, but don’t f***ing touch your hair.”
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