We hate to be a cliché, and definitely everyone handles the end of a relationship in different ways, but – if we’re very honest – we do tend to trod the same familiar paths to recover from a broken heart. Fortunately, we are not alone. From Bella Hadid’s tattoo, to Katy Perry’s bleached-blonde crop, The comfortable ways that our favourite stars moved onwards and upwards following a split.
Selena Gomez - Show Them What They're Missing
Wear a great dress, stick on some heels, and get yourself a blowdry. It doesn’t matter if you see them or not, it will make you feel better if you look your best. And if, like Selena, you can garner the most ever Instagram likes while doing it, why not?
Taylor Swift - Tell Everyone How Beastly They Are
Or, in Taylor’s case, write a song about them so that absolutely everyone in the world (not just your BFF and mum and dog) know that they are a dreadful example of humanity.
Bella Hadid - Get Inked
We’re not recommending indelibly defacing your body while you’re emotionally fragile, but asserting who you are as an individual in whatever way you may choose feels really good.
Katy Perry - Hit The Hairdressers
If a tattoo feels too drastic, bleaching, dyeing or cutting your hair can feel like a nice way to mark a watershed and reevaluate who you are now you’re a free agent.
Cara Delevingne - Get Away With Your Gang
Heartbreak feels very bad. But, you know what feels really good? Laughing with your friends, eating what you like, and sunshine on your skin.
Kristen Stewart - Rebound And Redate
You probably know it’s not forever, and almost certainly don’t want it to be, but just looking at (and possibly kissing) someone else’s face can help you realise this feeling won’t last forever and you will – eventually – meet someone else.
Irina Shayk - Get A Hobby
Whether it’s working out, playing a new sport, taking up knitting, or enrolling in a painting class that takes your fancy, filling all that default spare time that used to be spent with your SO can only be a good thing.
Emma Stone - Remain Friends
Ok, so it sounds like one of those things you just say to make it seem like you’re a bigger person, but maybe it works out for some people? If not, there’s always points one to seven.