#1 Do not text him. He lied when when you said the two of you can stay friends, don’t act surprised. If you do text him, don’t tell him you miss him because you don’t. Not really. He wouldn’t have torn your heart apart like this when you first met. That guy you miss no longer exists.
#2 Follow his damn Instagram. You can’t avoid his memory forever. And when he post a picture of her, saying he loves her more than anything else, state until that tree branch feeling in your gut turns to ash and gets swept away.
#3 Stand in front of the mirror, look in your eyes and think his name. Think about how it tasted at 3 in the morning, think about how when you said it he’d come running. When the thoughts don’t turn your stomach inside out, say it out loud. You need to learn how to hear it and not flinch.
#4 Please remember that your body is made up of 37 trillion cells, but some people say it’s only 15 trillion. He didn’t know any better. He could not have possibly known any better. Find someone who cares enough to listen when you rant about life.
#5 You will laugh and it will hurt. This is good. Keep laughing. Keep hurting. Cry until they mistake the river flowing from beneath your bed for the bottom of the ocean. Sink your feet in the sand sweetheart. That’s the only way you’ll be able to push yourself back up.
#6 Read a book that reminds you of everything you loved about him. Then read a book and fall in love with someone who is completely opposite. All you need is some perspective.
#7 Kiss other boys but don’t kiss them at all. Do not lose respect for your body because he decided to leave it out in the cold. You’re still so special. Don’t let them take that away from you because he was too stupid to let you down easy. You can dream about breaking their hearts but don’t actually do it because it won’t break his.
#8 Grind your teeth and get the hell out of bed. This is not a war, this is your life. You’re not a hero, you’re not a victim and neither is he. So stop believing that you need to be saved because in case you haven’t noticed, your head is above water. This is moving on and it’s still painful.
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