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How to Get Over Heartbreak

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Western chapter.


Realize that your heart is shattered. Count the pieces. Count every piece again and recognize the subtle shards, how each one permeated a centimeter of your soul. Measure the weight in memories. Recall the memories you fear you’ll forget. Write them down and burn the paper. Love them so much to accept their inevitable fall. Sweep the pieces under a bed or a desk, into the back of your subconscious.

Look at yourself in the mirror. Count all the beauty marks your lover missed.

Lie in your bed and listen to the song that symbolized your relationship with that person and cry. Count every tear until you get to one hundred. Look at yourself in the mirror again. Tell yourself you are still beautiful.

Play the victim until you annoy everyone around you including yourself. Then play a silent perpetrator. Secretly hate your lover and secretly know you’re in denial. You can’t see yourself without them. Replace the thoughts with ice cream and whiskey. Replace the ice cream and whiskey with hangovers and guilt. Substitute that with good friends.

Imagine burning every item your almost lover gave you. Imagine missing those items. Resolve to keep everything.

Realize that you, and only you, are the sum of your parts. The image you had of your love was/is beautiful, but only a beautiful ideal. And that ideal came from your beautiful mind;

you are beautiful. 

Women's Studies student at Western University. I tweet on occasion.
Rida is a fourth year student at the University of Western Ontario and is extremely excited about the opportunity to bring Her Campus to London! She recently changed her major from Finance to English Literature after finally realizing what she wanted to do with her life. Having spent her whole life in the Middle East (Dubai and Saudi Arabia) Rida had no choice but to grow up a shopaholic! Having shifted from the desert to the great ice box that is Canada, she still finds it difficult to adjust to the freezing weather. In her spare time, Rida likes reading, watching way too many shows, stuffed crust pizza and,of course, shopping! Her aspirations are to one day live in Paris and be a writer for Vogue.