Sometimes breaking up with a person you thought you loved or someone you did love, is a traumatic event. You wonder how you are going to get through it. You also feel like you are alone in your misery. It seems like where ever you go you see happy couples in love.
But that really isn’t the case. People are breaking up every day, especially in the months of January and February. It seems like those are the two most popular months for breaking up with your so called special one. Could it have to do with Valentine’s Day and the commitment phobias some people have?
What are you suppose to do when you breakup? First, think about checking out some of these websites. They are filled with people like you who are going through the same thing. You can share stories and you see can see that you are not alone.
First there is a popular group through Yahoo, personal breakup survival guide. Sisters Judy Bolton and Wendy Bolton Floyd offers people advice on how to get through a breakup at this group. This group offers many tools. Here are some of their popular tools.
Music of breaking up. This is the top ten songs explaining why love isn’t all that great. This feature is offered through Yahoo music. If any of the songs fits how you are feeling and you want to listen to it again and again, you can purchase a download and hear to your hearts content.
Surviving the breakup blues: This feature is the twelve tips that will help you. (One tip, never have contact with your ex.) This feature also tells you some things you should have on hand to be able to complete each tip, such as pens, journals, etc.
Rationalize. This feature allows you to read an excerpt from If he was ‘So great’ you would still be together which was written by Greg Beherendt and Amiira Rutola Behrendt, two of the contributors to the Yahoo Personal Survival Breakup Guide group.
You can read other people’s sad tales of their breakups. Sometimes reading other people’s misery is just the thing that makes us feel better.
Finally, you can take part in a National Break-up Survey
While you are at this Yahoo site, you may also want to buy some of their merchandise, especially the non-lovable Smack him Ex-boyfriend Punching Bag. This punching bag is filled with hot air (like many ex-boyfriends). But the best feature is the face of the dummy. It is actually a clear pocket where you can slip a picture of your ex-boyfriend into it. Then you can smack this dummy all you want and vent some of that anger.
Another cool site is www.donowidon’t.com. This site was started by Josh Opperman. He went home one day to find his finance gone, she just completely moved out of their apartment, things and all. She did leave behind the engagement ring he gave her. This was an expensive ring. He tried to pawn it and couldn’t believe the low prices he was offered. Thus, he started this site. At this site, people who have broken up and divorce people can auction off their rings, etc. for free.
No, the internet isn’t an alternative to a pair of warm arms, but it could be a place where you can find some comfort and see that you are not alone. Websites like these may also give you some good advice to help you get back onto your feet, help you make some new friends and most of all help you to laugh and smile, again.