I’ve been getting a lot of letters lately from folks who’ve just had their hearts stomped on. Maybe it’s just the season for it or there’s something in the air at the moment, but the number of “I’ve just gotten dumped, how do I get over it?” letters have skyrocketed lately, and everybody’s hoping I have the magic pill to make them feel better, get her back or at least figure out how to make her so insanely jealous that you can turn around and reject her.
There’s no getting around it – getting dumped sucks… but most people make it harder than it has to be. A lot of common coping strategies actually make you feel even worse about yourself and what happened. Nobody can take the pain away from being dumped, but you can learn to manage it, process it and, importantly, come through it even stronger than before.