How to cope with heartbreak


Parker Nolan

Nicole Genrich gives some tips on surviving your (maybe) first heartbreak.

Nicole Genrich, Staff Reporter

I don’t know if it’s something in the air, or just the feeling of freedom from summer, but break-ups seem to be happening everywhere. Often with break-ups comes the inevitable heartbreak, and I have put together some strategies to get over this terrible feeling.

For the girls

Now ladies you can always do the classic girls night, where you have your best friend come over and pour your heart out to them over a half gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream and 13 going on 30. After that, listening to any of the 1000 songs Taylor Swift has produced about a breakup should also help.

Another strategy I have found useful to make this feeling of broken-heartedness go away is the old “flocking them over” strategy. I highly recommend going to the dollar store to buy as many pink flamingos as you possibly can buy and placing them all in your ex’s lawn, to really show them what you’re made of. Expert tip: Steal his X-box or playstation while you’re there to really make them feel the pain you’re going through.

Another solid way to get over a broken heart would be to show up un-invited to his next family dinner and eat all his food. One sure fire way to make  boy mad is to take his food. This is scientifically proven.

Listening to Beyoncé’s Lemonade on repeat should also do the trick. Her anger towards Jay Z really helps you feel empowered.

For the men

A good option to express your very upset feelings would be to pull a Troy Bolton in High School Musical Two and sing your heart out. Not only does he “bet on” things getting better, but his angry running and dancing on the golf course  really gets his message across.

Maybe even dressing up as your favorite superhero just remind yourself that you are Batman. Enough said.

This next one is likely the most common way for people to cope: unhealthily binge watching a new show on Netflix. After an entire season in one day, you should be so focused on your new show now that the characters’ problems start to become your own. This way, you forget your own problems. 

I hope these tips help get anyone through their tough times when their relationship has gone south.