If you’re like most teens, the first love you feel is one of the most powerful feelings you’ll experience in your young life. This can make it especially devastating when that love ends abruptly.
The pain of your first breakup can be pretty tough to deal with, but remember, just like the relationship, the pain is only temporary. Here are some tips for any teen looking to get over the loss of their first love.
Now more than ever, you’re gonna need your closest friends standing by for comfort. Most likely, they’ll understand your pain and help you through it.
Don’t Be Afraid to Eat Your Feelings
Even if you’re watching what you eat, one of the best cures for the wounds of a relationship that ends is a tub of ice cream, or a plate of your favorite foods and snacks. They don’t call it “comfort food” for no reason, right?
Get Back Out There!
When you lose your first love, then it’s time you learned about a “rebound” relationship. Having a quick rebound is a great way to distract yourself from all those nasty thoughts about your ex.
Keep Your Distance
In the information age, the pain of an old relationship can be kept alive by pictures and connections on social media. To cut all ties with that person that the mere thought of can make you spin out into a cycle of pain, cut off connection on social media and delete any lingering photos of the two of you together.
Take Care of Yourself
After a painful breakup, the most important thing you can do to get past the pain is to focus on yourself for a while. Get a massage, take long, relaxing baths or take yourself out for a new outfit. Like they say on Parks and Recreation, “treat yo’ self!”
Best Breakup Songs
Music is a good medicine. So here is a top 15 breakup songs.
- Someone like you – Adele
- Since U Bine Gone – Kelly Clarkson
- Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye, Kimba
- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
- Don’t Speak – No Doubt
- Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake
- Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
- Heartless – Kayne West
- Single Ladies – Beyonce
- When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
- You’ll Think of Me – Keith Urban
- Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5
- Better Man – Little Big Town
- The One That Got Away – Katy Perry
- Bleeding Love – Leonas Lewis