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June 29, 2011 7:16 AM Subscribe
What are some healthy ways to mark the amicable end of a long-term relationship and the start of my new, single life?
posted by anonymous to human relations (20 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to end my long-term (> 5 years) relationship tomorrow. We're both good, kind people stuck in a not-so-great situation, and although it might have worked out, the end won't come as a surprise, at all. It won't be pleasant, but I'm not expecting unusual amounts of drama. We're not currently living together, so there won't be a whole lot of practical stuff to sort out.
I stand to lose a few friends in the breakup, at least temporarily, which means I might be a bit lonely for a while. Drinking all night and sleeping with strangers isn't really my style. What are some healthy ways to mark the loss of something long cherished, and to begin to celebrate the start of a new chapter in my life? When moving on doesn't mean packing boxes and calling lawyers, what can I do to deliberately start afresh?