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Post Break-Up Blues

Okay, I'm in my late twenties and go through another break-up. The third one in the last 6 years. Yet, it doesn't seem to get any easier. All I want to do is eat and drink. Any advice?

Mon. Jun 25, 12:32am

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go to the gym. not only is it a great place to blow off steam (and if you shead some tears while you're busting butt on the eliptical no one can tell with all the sweat dripping. And compliments from gym members will boost your selfesteem. Who knows, you may meet a friend going through a similar experience and you two can heal and burn calories a the same time. that's how I got over the spilt with my ex-fiance of 3 years. When I was mad I'd beat the crap out of the punching bag, when i was sad I'd hit the cardio machines or lift till it burned. Good luck!

Monday, June 25, 2007, 2:04 AM

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p.s. from 2:04

Drinking never fixes anything. it's empty calories and is detrimental to your health.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 2:06 AM

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I'm with the 2:04 poster- take it out physically. It's good therapy and you'll be lookin' good too. Now is a good time to focus on what makes you happy, what's good for your body, who you really are. "treat" yourself to a gym membership or new running shoes or a heart rate monitor. Also think of what kind of people you'll meet by being active...and what kind of people you'll meet by eating and drinking. be your best self- and cry with a friend, it's okay to be sad.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 7:58 AM

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yoga can be very restorative.

the best revenge is living well (but also looking great!)

Monday, June 25, 2007, 9:10 AM

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I know it's hard. I went through this about 6 months ago after dating a guy for almost four years. You can get through it as long as you take it one day at a time. And remember that it's okay to cry, be angry, etc. Don't be afraid to hide your emotions, and don't bury your sorrows in a drink - it's not worth it!!! Make positive choices for yourself and good things will come your way! It turns out that the break-up was the best thing for me. I lost fourty pounds, have made new friends, and got a new (better) job! I will be praying for ya! best of luck!!!

Monday, June 25, 2007, 9:40 AM

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I meant don't be afraid to SHOW your emotions! sorry!

-the above poster

Monday, June 25, 2007, 9:42 AM

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In the same boat, hun

I totally understand. I just got out of a similar situation and I'm 23. I don't even like to drink and that's all i wanted to do.

What I did was limited myself. Like three days after it happened, I had a few beers. Lite, domestic, the least amt possible. If you can't avoid drinking, than try to set boundaries. Like tell yourself that you will only have 2-3 /once a week or so.

The day that I was super-bummed, I went out with my friends, and had three beers and that's all. But in return I told myself that I would only drink and indulge that day, and that the next day, I would wake up, and take a proactive approach.

Goodluck, dude.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 6:09 PM

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