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How To Get Over Your Ex

Break up advice to live (and die) by.

Here’s how to say see ya later.

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Source: The Daily Mail

Bella and The Weeknd are no longer. There we said it, even though it hurts. And as Bella opens up to Teen VOGUE about the break up, we can’t help but think of our own heartbreak. Like that time Rachel and Ross took a break.

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So, how do you cope in a world without HIM?

Heartbreak hurts. He is no longer your boyfriend. You are no longer his girlfriend. And Valentine’s Day? That’s torture. Never fear, we are here to help you negotiate the heady days fresh out of a break up – below, we share the do’s, the don’ts, and the definitely-don’t-even-think-about-its.

Like, do you return his stuff or do you set it on fire?

Here’s how to get over your ex. Do these, in this order.

Get rid of anything that makes you think of him. Or, better still, set fire to it.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP advises the latter. And start with your lingerie.

Life adviser and relationship expert Suzannah Galland tells GOOP: "The lingerie you wore with past lovers can carry the toxic residue of those relationships, along with painful memories. While we might not think to trash lingerie that once made us feel so good—or that we spent a lot of money on—it's a powerful, healing gesture to make." 

So, it’s time to burn your bra (and anything else he touched)

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Block him.

On everything. Instagram. Facebook. On your phone. You don’t need to know whose posts he is liking or who he is following. Pretend. He. Doesn’t. Exist.  (Or has moved to a remote part of Indonesia.) Oh, and it’s an obvious one: BUT DO NOT CALL HIM.

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But, before you do: post a really hot photo.

Or better still, get a friend to do it for you so it’s not so blatantly obvious. You might be completely broken on the inside, but brush your hair, put on pants and get it sorted. Post one, or at the most two, images of you doing something fun.  Not too much skin. Just a smile.

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Go hard.

Drink. Cry. Eat butter like it’s cheese (you’re welcome). Do whatever you need to do. Do whatever you need to do but put a time limit on it. 3 days good. 3 years bad. The only exception to this rule is training: train hard girl. Revenge body, here you come.

Write a list.

“So many of us find ourselves saying, ‘but he was so great!’ Yes, and the people who got on the Titanic thought they were going on vacation.”  These wise words can be found in a book called Break Up Because It’s Broken, co-written by Greg Behrendt who also wrote He’s Just Not That Into You. Things change and so do people. So, write a list of all the times they were a jerk and remember those any time you’re feeling misty eyed. 

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Stay in.

What do you actually need to leave the house for anyway? Limit this to 3 days max.

Treat yourself

Buy some new lingerie. Especially if you took our advice above. You can combine this with the above thanks to yours truly.

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Get back out there.

Ready or not, here you come.

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