Breaking Up Right Before Valentine's Day

Breaking up before Valentine's Day is a double dosage of disappointment. Even though Valentine's Day is just a capitalist scheme to force people to demonstrate how much they love their significant others in the form of overpriced chocolates, many girls feel the pressure of the holiday because it is a status symbol and a way to show how lovable you are. However, it happens more often than you might expect. Here are some tips to keep your head up if you find yourself suddenly single on the most romantic holiday of the year.

  1. Romantic love isn't the only type of love that deserves to be celebrated. Take the holiday as an opportunity to show your friends and family that you love them and make sure that you buy your best friend a box of chocolates from the Dollar Tree. 
  2. Take care of yourself. Make sure that you put yourself first and don't force yourself to go to that singles' night event that your friend keeps trying to pressure you into. If you aren't ready to go on blind dates yet, take yourself out! 
  3. Stop comparing. Social media is bound to be full of smiling couples who have perfect lives and ultra white teeth. Instead of torturing yourself, put your phone on airplane mode and have a self care night where you focus on yourself and your success. Put on a good break up movie, make some popcorn and let those feelings go.
  4. Don't abuse substances. Alcohol might be calling your name but you don't need to get wine drunk at 7 pm and call your ex. It's not a good luck, and you will feel bloated and embarrassed in the morning. 
  5. Get out of the house. Don't sit around and mope all day! You might not feel like it, but you should try to get some fresh air and take a walk if you feel up to it. It will do more good than Netflix binging. 

Valentine's Day can be a dreaded nightmare if your heart is still freshly broken. Hopefully, all the girls who are in their feelings this V Day can use these tips to stay positive on Friday. Remember, you don't need a relationship to be whole, and you'll feel better in no time.