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No breakup is ever easy, ask anyone you know. However, when acclimating to a new college campus, having your heart broken could be one of the most painful experiences of your life. Here are five ways to get through your day when struggling with a breakup away from home.

1. Great Music

I know it sounds cliche, but a playlist full of music can be your best friend. Especially as a freshman in college, you may not be very close with everybody around you and feel uncomfortable reaching out. Making a playlist of your absolute favorite bops to listen to as soon as you wake up will really help start your day off right.

2. Distractions

It is so easy to sit in your room all day after a breakup at home, let alone at school where you do not have your parents to lean on. Give yourself time to heal, but do not sit and mope around forever. Your thoughts will eternally consume you. Try making plans with your roommate to grab lunch together, or watch your favorite movie. Keep yourself occupied and you will find yourself not even thinking of your ex!

3. Reach Out

I know it is not an ideal situation, but there are some things people cannot simply handle by themselves. I am not doubting anyones capability to go through a breakup alone. However, I personally feel the love and support of others can greatly impact how you feel after a breakup. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to drive home from college when tragedy strikes. This then forces you to reach out to friends and family you may not necessarily talk to every day. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Everyone goes through rough patches at some point in their life, and no one should have to go through it alone.

4. Eating

When love falls apart, people tend to forget to eat. Your stomach is constantly in knots and you feel as if you will throw up if you consume anything. Now, I am not saying to go eat a whole buffet of food, but you cannot forget to take care of yourself! Food and water are vital to your well-being, and if you let both your mental and physical health fall through your fingers, you are going to have a much harder time.

5. Express Your Feelings

So, talking about your feelings with your friends may not be your favorite thing, but journaling can be a great outlet to let your feelings out in a healthy way. Additionally, drawing or painting can be another way to speak your mind. Bottling up your emotions will only make things worse. By letting out any leftover feelings and thoughts, you are detoxifying your mind and soul.


If you follow these tips, you should be back to a healthy and happy you in no time. Remember, you are never alone in times of hardship and to always reach out if you need help.


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