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3 Things You Should Never Do After a Break Up

Breaking up is really hard even if it’s done for the best. Luckily, science is here to help you. One research explains the 3 things you should never do after a break up.


1. Go on Facebook

One research published in “Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking” shows that Facebook stalking your ex can stop you from moving on.

“People who engaged in Facebook surveillance of their ex-partner, [meaning] people who more frequently looked at their ex-partner’s Facebook page and friends list, reported delayed emotional recovery after a breakup compared to people who engaged in less surveillance,” said study author Tara Marshall.

2. Let the break up hurt your health

Feeling depressed, laying around in your pajamas all day long and stuffing yourself with junk food might be normal after a break up but it’s really important not to lose track of your fitness and diet goals. Experts claim that focusing on your health while you’re going through a break up can really help you.

“One of the things you are losing [in a breakup] is a sense of control.Think of something you can do physically or mentally that is completely in your control like getting stronger and lowering cholesterol. These [types of goals] will help restore a sense of control over your life,” explains MJ Ryan, author of AdaptAbility: How to Survive Change You Didn’t Ask For.

3. Jump into a rebound relationship

Rebound relationships have a bad reputation but they might be not so terrible. One study done by the Queens College at the City University of New York shows that people who spent less time between partners have higher self-esteem, greater well-being and more confidence.