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Single but iffy to mingle: Misery love company

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Anytime something bad happens, people love to say misery loves company. And you know what: they're absolutely right. You break up from what you thought would have been your 'happily ever after', only to start a nightmare of loneliness. You know you're better off in the long run, but in that moment, the loss can be so overwhelming.

So where do broken hearts go? To wallow in the sea of misery. But you can dictate the company you keep, that is, good company.

Making guilty pleasures your new bedroom buddy isn't such a bad thing: I'm sure they were sweeter than your previous companion - too soon? Just as long as you don't overindulge, you're good to go!

Reignite your passions: If you're feeling out of sorts, then revive the relationships you had with your other loves: art, fitness, reading, or even writing. You never know how therapeutic it can be.

Time to hit up your single ladies. Nothing says recovery more than painting the town red with your divas and catching up on the latest. They are an awesome audience to vent to as well - guaranteed they can relate and give you the benefits of being on your own.

Go for foundation: reconnect with your loved ones and get in some quality family time. They can offer more positive support than you think. PS. If they're the 'I told you so' clan - ditch them - you don't need that kind of negativity in your life right now.

Last but not least, take some well-needed time for yourself - sleep in longer if you have to, Netflix and chill solo, soak up some sun on the beach, do whatever makes you happy. You're single, so now is a better time than any to prioritise you.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com