Well, it looks like the inevitable has happened: reports keep coming out that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have broken up. As much as I want to scream “Noooooooooo!” (oh, wait, I already did that), there’s enough evidence to make me believe these rumors. Miley hasn’t been wearing her wedding ring, Liam is in Australia, the two haven’t been seen together in such a long time and that whole Liam/January Jones thing was just too shady. I mean, come on. It seems so obvious.
Their “breakup” hasn’t been confirmed (although Miley did tweet a denial) and I hope it’s not true, but like I said… there’s some pretty solid evidence. So if they really did split, I can’t help but wonder how Miley is dealing – she is my imaginary celeb BFF, after all. Sometimes after a big split, it can be hard to figure out exactly what you’re supposed to do. Ever wondered what to do after a breakup? Are you allowed to lay in bed and cry all day, every day? Um, not really. Here are eight ways to deal:
Cry Your Eyes OutOkay, I know I said you shouldn't lay in bed and cry every day for a solid week, but... you should do it for the first few days. Breakups hurt and they're the worst. There's no reason to keep all of your emotions inside and act like everything is fine - everything isn't fine! Let yourself cry and mope around for a day or two, it's good for the healing process. But after Day 2 of sobbing into your snot-covered pillow, force yourself to calm down. You can't wallow in your misery forever, no matter how much you want to. Source: ShutterStock
Make An Ex-Boyfriend BoxWhile you're holed up in your room crying, this might be the right time to make an ex-boyfriend box. Get together everything that reminds you of your ex, whether it's pictures, movie ticket stubs or that teddy bear he got you for Valentine's Day. Put it all in a big box, seal it up and put it somewhere you won't see it, like deep into your closest. This will help give you some closure and it will also prevent you from a) bursting into tears when something from him randomly catches your eye and b) dumping the stuff on his front lawn to show him how much you "don't care" (because that's immature). Source: ShutterStock
Hang With Your GirlsThis is probably the most common piece of breakup advice, but there's a reason for that - it works! Once you've showered and stopped crying, get your butt over to your BFF's house. You can totally talk to her about your breakup and how you're feeling, but you should also let your friends distract you. I know it's tempting to be alone all the time, but trust me, they can help get you through this if you let them. Source: ShutterStock
Lean On Your FamilyIt's totally fine to reach out to your friends first, but you also shouldn't be ashamed to lean on your family at this time. Chances are, your parents and siblings care about you and hate to see you hurting. Don't shut them out or push them away. Let your mom and dad hug you and maybe try spending some time with your brother or sister. You don't need to talk to them about every detail, but you also don't need to alienate yourself. Source: ShutterStock
Watch Something FunnyAfter a breakup, when you're feeling all depressed and lonely, it's easy to reach for a movie like The Notebook or Titanic. Don't do this. Why? It will only result in you sobbing into your sweatshirt while wondering why you can't have a love like Allie and Noah. How is this helpful? Oh, right, it's not. Instead, force yourself to watch something funny, whether it's your fave hilarious movie or just an awesome TV show (I recommend New Girl). It will keep you occupied and may even lift your spirits. Source: ShutterStock
Re-consider That ReboundI know you're feeling lonely and I know you want someone to hug you and kiss you and make things better. But a rebound isn't the best idea, especially immediately after a breakup. Hooking up with a random might just make you miss your ex even more. Starting up a new relationship or fling? You'll probably end up projecting your feelings towards your ex on this new guy and that's when things get messy. Be totally single for a little while. Trust me on this one. Source: ShutterStock
Delete Him Off FacebookOkay, now it's time to do something tricky: delete your ex off of all forms of social media. I know, I know. You want to be able to look at his profile to see if his dog is okay or whatever. Except, lies. You want to be able to have access to his profile so you can keep tabs on his every move. That's normal, but don't do it. Seeing happy status updates from him or noticing a girl wrote on his wall will never help you move on. Delete him and get it over with. You'll feel a huge weight lift off your shoulders as soon as you do. Source: ShutterStock
Keep Yourself Busy & ProductiveLastly, you should always be keeping yourself busy when you're knee-deep in heartbreak. Sitting by yourself in silence or listening to sad music is only going to make you dwell on your relationship. Do your homework, study harder, join the gym, go to some after-school clubs - just do something. Keep your mind busy! Source: ShutterStock
Are you going through a breakup? What are your tips on how to deal or what to do to get through it? Tell me in the comments.