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!
Go To Brunch Alone
This is a bold step post-breakup, but you’ve built up to it. Pick a good restaurant in your neighborhood, bring a book or The New York Times, and order yourself some serious pancakes — and a mimosa, if you feel so inclined. Leave your shades on if you feel like going incognito. And then … just be. Don’t worry about what the other tables are thinking. You’re here for some good food and the atmosphere. And to enjoy being a cosmopolitan single lady who likes French-pressed coffee with her morning paper. Cosmopolitan single ladies do not have time for self-obsessed jerks who are clearly yesterday’s news.