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5 Tips For Surviving the Holidays When Your Heart Is Broken

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 3. Keep your holiday traditions.

Don’t skip out on the holidays this year because you just can’t bring yourself to trim your tree. Host a decorating party with your friends and have everyone bring an ornament. Or host a cookie baking party and have everyone bring their favorite recipe. Or have vision board party and make visual collages of what you want in the New Year. Whatever you choose, you’ll be making your place light and jolly, instead of dark and gloomy.

4. Put yourself at the top of your holiday list.

Now that you don’t have to spend your hard-earned cash on the latest “man gear” gift, or on a Zip-line getaway trip for Mr. Heartbreaker, indulge in something you love. Buy yourself a day at the spa, plan a mini-getaway with your girlfriends (take a couple of days off in the middle of the week), or splurge on that red dress you’ve been eyeing. By taking care of yourself you are acknowledging your value and worth.

5. Stand under the mistletoe.

Holiday parties are probably the last place you want to drag your butt to, but they can be just what you need to get you out of your holiday slump. So accept that “Mix, Mingle & Jingle” party invite. If you’re uncomfortable going alone (I get it), bring a friend. Get your makeup done, put on your little black dress, and do some shameless flirting. And if you end up making out with a new cutie under the mistletoe, awesome!

The most important thing to remember is that your ex gave you a gift – the gift of YOU. So lavish your time and attention on your amazing self. Make your holiday wish list, knowing your possibilities are endless.

And the icing on your holiday cake is that you have the great opportunity to attract a much better man! So slip on those high heels, kick the past out the door, and step into a happier holiday!

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Debra Rogers, Writer, Writing Coach Author of He Did You A Favor, this Queen of Breakovers is your best girl expert in the school of love. With years of dating and break up experience, including one crushing break up at eight months pregnant (which evolved into a supportive divorce and loving friendship) – Debra’s earned her relationship MBA.

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