To celebrate the publication of our first-ever book, The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide, we’re re-running the original series that inspired it, and having writer Maude Standish bravely road test the book’s expanded tasks and tips. So follow along, chart your own progress, and find out everything else you need to know to forget he-who-shall-not-be-named!
Call Your Dad
If your dad’s not around, contact a favorite uncle or a mentor you looked up to during college or your first job. E-mail is okay if you’d rather keep it casual. Just say hi or give him an update on how you’re doing. Do not mention your breakup. Mention recent work coups or a trip you’re planning, and then ask him what they’ve been up to. You need a solid reminder that (many, if not most) men are genuine, and those you hold dear are invested in your well-being. Your ex wasn’t. But that’s starting to be okay.