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Heartbroken right before Valentine's Day? Here's how to deal with the non-stop lovefest

 

 

My boyfriend dumped me right before Valentine's Day! Rumor has it he didn't want to buy me a present. Ugh, how am I supposed to deal with this lovey-dovey Valentine stuff EVERYWHERE during a breakup?

 

Hey girl! I’m so sorry that happened to you. Going through a break up is rough, especially this time of year when everyone else is flaunting their affection. But honestly, it sounds like you dodged a bullet. If he was willing to leave the relationship just to save some money on a present, then he is not boyfriend material. You’re lucky you got out now, trust.

 

First, treat this like any breakup. Distract yourself with a bestie movie marathon, write out your emotions, get a fresh start with a makeover and, most importantly, delete his number and any of his old texts ASAP. And as for dealing with the sappy love stuff in the air this time of year? Well…

 

Sure, it may seem like Valentine’s Day is all about romance. But really it’s just about love, whether it’s love for your parents, your sis, your BFF or your dog. So when you walk in a store splashed in pink and red, covered in cupids and filled with sappy love songs and suddenly your ex’s face flashes in to your head, stop yourself right there. Instead of getting bitter and upset, swap in faces of all your love ones—the ones who are there for you during this hard time. That kind of love doesn't need a gift in a heart-shaped box. 

 

 

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BY SARAH EYD ON 2/9/2014 12:00:00 PM

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