It's Time to Get Over Your Ex, So Here's How

Getting over your ex isn't always a piece of cake. It's more like a cupcake you want to smash on the ground and then possibly eat it, because, hello, the 3-second rule.

One minute you're all Taylor Swift, screaming, "We are never, EVER, getting back together," and the next minute in tears with Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain." If we're being honest, there's definitely a stage of anger, and certainly a stage of mourning, and because no two relationships are alike, there's no perfect way to end one totally gracefully, unless, of course, you're a snowman and your heart is made of ice.

If you do, indeed, have a real, bleeding heart (throwback to Leona Lewis, anyone?), you probably feel feelings after a breakup, and that's actually a good thing, because it proves you have more love to give. Sure, it'll all get better in time, but with the right fuel, what if you could get over this no good, very bad, breakup, even faster?

Now we've heard all of the ways to get over a ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend, probably from your crazy Aunt Lisa. But no one tells you about the little things that really do get you through this rough moment.

Here are some surprising (and fun) ways to get over a previous relationship.


They say the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, well it’s also the way to your heart, too. I mean, have you ever tried a White Cheddar Cheez-it?


Target is the answer to all life’s problems.

Trashy Reality Television

With every horrible relationship you watch on TV, you’ll feel instantly better about your situation. Thanks, Kourtney and Scott.


Oh no, where did all of those love letters and pictures of you two go? Burn baby burn. Finding your inner pyromaniac never felt so good.


Who needs a man or woman when you’ve got this new best friend of yours?

Pen and Paper

Journal your way out of a heartbreak. Writing down all the reasons you shouldn’t be with your ex is going to open up a new chapter in your book.


Beyoncé has got your back, or should I say your bootylicious back. Listening to her songs and even just looking at her Tumblr makes your feel more empowered.

A Delicious Cocktail

Now I'm not promoting becoming an alcoholic, but I am promoting having a delicious cocktail with your besties. Caution: Only do this if you're over the "drunk texting" phase.

Nail Art

The only back you'll be scratching with these beautiful nails is YOURS.


You want to get lost for hours? One word — Pinterest.

Matthew McConaughey

There's so many different McConaugheys to like. When you want a clean cut Matthew, watch How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days. Or you can opt for the rugged/crazy/intellectual look from True Detective. Take your pick.

Red Lipstick

He hated when you wore red lipstick. Well, look who's wearing it ALL THE TIME now. Getting glammed up feels so right.


Let the tears do the talking.

Treat Yo Self

Sorry, but a new pair of shoes makes me feel a little better. Sue me.

Bubble Bath

Girl, you deserve this.

Angry Songs

Let Alanis Morissette help you connect with those angry feelings. It's like she wrote "Jagged Little Pill" for these not-so-finer moments in life.

Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha

Boy, oh boy, do these women sure know how to help you through a breakup. Watching Sex And The City should honestly be your first line of defense.


A new do to go with the new you? I think yes. Go on and get that pixie cut you always wanted.


Pump those endorphins and get to sweatin'. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and on the treadmill. When you're running just picture you running away from your ex. You never knew your workouts could be this good.

Cookie Butter

This was most likely invented for broken-hearted people around the world. We thank you for this, Cookie Butter.

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