1. Ahhh I love this! Break ups suck, but all of these things definitely make it a LITTLE better – particularly the empathetic listeners :)

    Christina | http://www.cuddlepill.com

  2. Ronny says...

    When your heartbreak is in remission, go on a long trip and experience new food and culture.

  3. So apt. My relationship just ended this weekend too. January is the hardest month.

  4. Love this.

  5. Suzy says...

    I’m suffering heartbreak of a different kind – a miscarriage. But this still hits the right notes

    • Sarah K says...

      I am so sorry. I am very familiar with the pain of that loss. I hope you can take all the time and space you need for your heart to process and your body to recover.

  6. Love it! I also recommend for recently single folks to ditch their ex. So many people stay friendson Facebook or still follow them on social media. Ditch, ditch, ditch. It’s not doing you any favors and is causing more heartache by watching them live their lives! Just worry about you, pay no attention to the rest.

    xo, Sofia
    http://www.thecozie.co

    • Wb says...

      Agreed. The best thing i did was block him on twitter.

  7. Hope says...

    I love Mari Andrew. This definitely applies to heartbreak of all kinds, as the internet and alcohol have not been my friends in the aftermath of the election, but food and friends have bolstered me.

  8. Larissa says...

    That couldn’t have come to a better time… my boyfriend for 5.5 years just ended our relationship – totally unexpected for me.
    Caroline’s seven-step guide to heartbreak was already extremely helpful in the last days but this is a great summary!
    Although I would allow internet for Netflix… at least as immediate painkiller (not permanent drug) ;-)

    • Makenzie says...

      Oh Larissa I feel your pain and I’m so sorry you’re going through this hard time! Take comfort knowing that many before have been there and have survived and have, in fact, come out even stronger. The pain is real and I am validating it through and through, but it does get easier with time and sooner than you think, you’ll be on the road to recovery and finding yourself again! Sending you lots of love and hugs :)

    • HDemaray says...

      Thinking of you, Larissa, wherever you are and wishing you well. If you are reading this, it is because you are a thoughtful, wonderful woman and you will be okay soon. The sisterhood (and brotherhood?!) of Cup of Jo is with you in spirit. xo

    • Larissa says...

      You are the best! Really, thanks so much for this unbelievable community! One would never guess how much a comment of a total stranger can mean/help… :)

  9. Mollie says...

    A great list as we all head towards January 20.

  10. Klara says...

    So true! The internet is fine when browsing Pinterest or inspirational blogs *ahem* *wink* but… stay away from social media, esp. your ex’s profile!

  11. Kate Paolucci says...

    You will totally survive Chuck E Cheese, it is my 6 year old son’s favorite birthday memory :)

  12. Kate Paolucci Pl says...

    You will totally survive Chuck E Cheese. To this day it is my lego fanatic 6 year old son’s favorite birthday memory. :)

  13. Jacquelyn says...

    Perfect timing and a great reminder!

  14. Kendra says...

    geeze the timing of this is perfect. I’ve got all the heartbreak. Romantic, family and my beloved country.

    I’d also add buying one thing that makes you feel pretty… (new make-up, hair product, pretty bra…) or new sheets. Just something fresh and new.

    • I’m right there with you Kendra… Too much heartbreak this year.

  15. Katherine says...

    Hahaha, I’d add: “At least one song that makes you sob and sing along in a cathartic manner, a la Bridget Jones’ Diary”

    • Mandy says...

      *with bottle of Vodka in hand* ; )

    • Kendra says...

      headphones, bathroom mirror, watching myself cry. Totally has happened before. Or good cry in the shower

  16. Kira says...

    This could not have come at a better time. Recently ended a long term relationship and it’s been excrutiatingly painful. This reminder is just what I needed.

    • Christina Trifonov says...

      It will get better!! I hope you can find something to add to your calendar which will fill you with glee :)

  17. this works for just about any bad mood. exercise that provides release is on my to do list today!

    xo, brittany
    http://www.notablob.com

  18. Brilliant!
    A guide for all trouble not just heart break. Pen x

  19. Carrie says...

    This is perfect

  20. Favi says...

    Great reminder, as we break up with President Obama…

  21. Avoid the Internet!! 100000% yes.

    Sequinsandstethoscopes.wordpress.com

  22. Genevieve says...

    Thanks for this! I was in tears last night because I am broken hearted for our country. This is a good reminder to take good care of myself during this upsetting time.

    • Colleen says...

      Genevieve, I cried in my car all the way to work the day after President Obama’s final speech. It’s such a hard time however I have hope that we will be resilient as a country and that this too shall pass. My heart goes out to Hillary especially next week.

  23. Anna says...

    So good!