BY ALYSSA McCANN // OCT. 30, 2012 //

In my last blog, I discussed the jealous girlfriend. As we all know, she is scary and I hope you all are staying away from her.

This topic is how to get over your ex. I know the thought of your ex either makes you cringe or cry. But there are some do’s and don’ts for getting over your ex.

There are three simple rules to follow immediately after a break up. I truly believe these rules work (if you stick to them). Some may be harsh, but take my word for it: You can do it!

The most important thing to do after becoming single again is to focus on you. // PHOTO FROM http://www.flickr.com/photos/i-am-rebecca/6739106129/ //

Ladies and gentleman, rule No. 1 after a break up is delete them from your Facebook! Let’s be honest here. Social media brings up arguments and an excuse for your ex to contact you and say something like, “Wow, you’re hanging out with him?” (There is nothing more annoying than that.) By deleting your ex it prevents you from “creeping” on them, which will get you even more upset.

If you’re really done and trying to move forward follow rule No. 2: delete his or her number. I know it’s hard, but it prevents you from saying things that you should never say. I have witnessed my friends’ text their old boyfriend or girlfriend and then regret it in the morning. Don’t be that person.

Rule No. 3 is focus on you. It’s the most important of the three rules. Do not let your ex define you. They did not complete you or make you whole. Use this break up as a time to move on and embrace life as a single college student.

I know revenge is the sweetest thing, and I know you’re thinking about ways to get them back while planning evil scenarios in your mind. But sometimes revenge doesn’t have to be so evil. Don’t make yourself look like a fool by trying to get your ex’s attention.

The best revenge is to show them that you are doing well without them by your side, which is such a slap in the face! (Wait who are you again? Oh, just my ex.) Karma is a, well, you know. Just don’t let karma get back to you!

Remember, break ups are like cleaning out a cluttered closet. You don’t want to get rid of things, but sometimes your have to. And in the end, you won’t regret it!

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