As the 70s group Main Ingredient says, “Everybody Plays the Fool Sometimes.” Everybody knows it’s going to happen, but no one thinks it will happen to them when they are lost in the throes of true love. From another song, breaking up really is hard to do. You can’t imagine living your life without the other person, you begin to miss them immediately, and you wonder what is wrong about yourself that caused them to dump you in the first place. If this is you, here are a few ideas that can ease the pain.

 

Start An Exercise Program

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In the movie “Legally Blonde”, Elle Woods insists her defendant is innocent. Her reasoning? She is defending an aerobics instructor, and aerobics creates endorphins which make you too happy to kill anyone. Although this legal reasoning will not give John Grisham any sleepless nights, Elle does have a point. Exercise makes you feel good in all sorts of stressful situations, particularly during a time of heartbreak. The endorphins act on the brain like opium, but without the addictive or other negative side effects. It is truly a natural high. In addition, tightening up the bod can’t hurt the self-esteem either.