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Swipe Life – How 5 People Got Over A Breakup When They Felt Like Shit

Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D. speaking to Swipe Life Tinder about getting over a break up

It was 7 p.m. on a summer Thursday and I could have been mistaken for a decorative rug. I’d been sprawled out for the past several evenings absent of the energy needed to flip from horizontal to vertical after Trevor* broke up with me. Flattened was my post-breakup posture. And it would take a week to muster the strength to lift a vertebra. But without that abundant floor time, I’m not sure I’d be over Trevor today, nearly a year later.

Breakups, whether they wreak major or minor havoc on your heart, are something we’ve pretty much all been through. And yet, no matter how many partings we endure, they aren’t any easier to deal with. But if collective experience shows anything, it’s that you’ll get to the point where it doesn’t feel like your guts are on fire. People have been through this before and there is practically a library of ways to cope.

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