It's the most wonderful time of the year unless you were dumped before Christmas. Dating and relationship expert Johnny Cassell shares his advice for dealing with a breakup over the holidays, even when the last thing you want to do is celebrate.
- Hang out with your best friends. Surround yourself with supportive friends who will help you keep your chin up.
- Don't revisit things. When it's over, it's over, so it's okay to return the gift you bought your ex or screen his/ her texts or calls.
- Put yourself out there. Remind yourself other potential partners are out there when you're ready to move on.
- Unfriend/ unfollow them on social media. If you don't want to see the holiday fun your ex is having without you, delete him/ her on Facebook/ Twitter/ IG.
- Do anything that makes you feel good. Get your hair done, read a book, schedule a massage, splurge on those shoes you've been eyeing-- anything that lifts your spirits.
- Talk it out. Pour your heart out to a friend.
- Fake it. Pretend you're over him/ her until you are.
- Don't wallow. Drinking a bottle of wine, listening to songs that remind you of your ex is not a healthy way to spend your time.
- Manage your state of mind. You can't change what happened, but you can control your attitude post-breakup.
Source: Cosmopolitan UK; photo: Getty Images