Helping a friend through a break-up

I’d like to give Cupid a taste of his own medicine. Declare open season on him for a change. Ready, aim, and light up on his naked, little angel tushie.

When you think about it, the guy’s got it coming. He’s definitely had more than his share of misfires.

I could tell you stories. . . But really they’re all the same. Boy meets girl. Boy and girl break up. And that’s that. Even if it’s been a long-time coming, it happens suddenly. One minute your friend is one of two. The next she’s one of you. She doesn’t want to be with anyone or left alone.

Cue the break-up buddy.

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This is a role I unfortunately know all too well. Since I’ve invested Kleenexes and chocolates and many a late night, I thought I’d share some tips.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Probably there’s going to be a lot of crying involved. The last thing your friend needs is a to feel worse. So opt for the H2O over other choice drinks.


Impound her cellphone. Blacklist his number. Unfriend him on Facebook. Unfollow on Twitter and Instagram. If he gets too close for comfort, block him for real.

Remind her

No matter who ended, she’s going to be hurting. Remind your friend how special she is and that you love her and that Prince Harry is still single.


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Veg out for real

I’ll be the first one to admit that there are magic healing powers in junk food. But don’t let Ben & Jerry be the rebound.

Have your friend chop up some cucumbers. It’ll be therapeutic. Then you can use the slices for a spa mask (it’ll feel great on tear-tired eyes) and the rest for a snack.

Go outside


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Soak up the sun. Let a day at the beach wash the troubles away. Crunch the fall leaves under your feet. Roll a snowman together, pretend it’s the ex and pound snowballs at it. Or visit the park and get a new perspective from the swings.

Be patient

Your life flashes before you die and after a break-up. There’s a lot of memories to grieve. Not just the ones that happened in real life, but all those memories a heart makes up along the relationship—all of the hopes, wishes, and should-be’s.

Live on


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I’d say for the first 48-hours post-breakup, it’s about the breakup. However, the sooner you can change the subject without being insensitive, the better.

Be spontaneous. Do something off your friend’s bucket list. Keep her busy the first weekend she’s single. It won’t take too long before she’s back to her old self.

How do you help a buddy cope after a breakup?

Watch all of Nick and Andy’s break-up buddy scenes.


Explore the Rookie Blue gang beyond the break-up buddies.


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My name is Nichole—Nichole Parks. Not to be confused with Nicholas Sparks. Nicky boy handles the drama. And me? I take on the trauma. Dark humor is my specialty.

2 thoughts on “Helping a friend through a break-up

  1. I absolutely love all the Rookie Blue insertions throughout your posts. Unfortunately Prince Harry is no longer single but I do reconcile myself by listing cute celebrities I could potentially be with at times. I’m really enjoying what I’ve read of your blog so far. 🙂

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    1. 😄 I may or may not be an addict. But let’s be honest, Eden: who doesn’t love Missy Peregrym? I’m absolutely thrilled my little blog has made a good impression. Hopefully it continues to. Thanks so much for leaving a comment. It made my day.


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