But sometimes my island refugees escape via social media raft and decide it’s time to tell Facebook all about their super awesome new relationships.
Just remember, you’re fabulous, you’re fierce, and someday you’re going to be the ex with the new lover.
Until then, make the island, block the exes, and keep the focus on yourself, not anyone else.
The fix: If you too are a fan of sad songs and rainy days, I suggest you make a second playlist of upbeat-jiggy songs to play after you’ve used up all your feelings songs.
Mine is called, “SUCK IT UP, BAE” and it makes me dance and giggle and stops the feelings in their tracks.
Make a list of all the things you do well and all the good qualities you possess and then spend a little time coloring or reading or running or whatever helps you decompress.
Basically, you need to fall back in love with yourself.That’s the only person who matters in this scenario.You just want to listen to sad songs and stare out the window, OK?Seeing your ex with someone new is always going to be weird, no matter how shark-infested your island waters, or how long you’ve left them stranded.Here’s how to deal with the weirdness and get back to the mainland, because you have far more important things to do than worry about who your ex is smooching.Calling your ex and yelling at them won’t change anything, it’ll just make you cringe in later years when you’ve met someone new and can’t believe you were hung up on that jerk for so long.