Relationships are one of the most important things in our lives, and breaking up with someone can be a devastating and life changing experience, especially if it wasn’t your decision. However, with these tips you may find the situation easier to cope with, and help mend your broken heart. • Talking things through with someone you trust can be a great place to start. Surrounding yourself with friends and family can help you see the situation more clearly and understand what went wrong, as well as helping to take your mind off things. Even spending time with pets can improve your mood and distract you from thinking about your ex! • Social networking can be great but it can be dangerous and prevent you from moving on. Block or delete your ex to stop you from spending too much time looking at what they’re doing now the relationship is over. • Exercising is a great way to mend a broken heart. Focusing on a new task will take your mind off your break up and exercise classes can be a great pick-me-up. Studies have shown that when you exercise the brain releases chemicals such as endorphins which can dramatically boost your mood so book on a class as soon as possible! • Go shopping! Buying a new outfit and going out with your friends is a great distraction and will help you start to feel good about yourself again. Spending time on yourself and doing things that make you happy will speed up the healing process. • Finally, even if you don’t feel like socialising, going out and meeting new people will help you move on. Getting back on the dating scene will feel strange at first but it won’t be as hard as you think. And you never know you might just find the right person! No one is immune to a broken heart, and keep in mind that surviving a break up will ultimately make you a stronger and better person. Surround yourself with family and friends and remember you are not alone!