Two weeks ago, former American Idol star, Fantasia Barrino attempted suicide when her married boyfriend dumped her. Just this past year, right here in New York City, DJ Philippe Treuille, and Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of rock legend Billy Joel, also attempted to end their lives over bad breakups.
These public display of depression remind the rest of the world that heart breakers are plentiful and powerful and no where else can you find more people swarming around waiting to break your heart than in the city of singles – New York.
Though withdrawal from your lover can be as powerful as withdrawal from cocaine, there are ways to deal with heart-breakers other than by kissing your existence goodbye:
- Anger – Get Even With Your Ex – Make them hurt, make them feel your pain. Whatever you do, don’t underestimate hiring someone like actor Nick James to exact revenge on your ex.
- Denial – Delilah at Night – Listen to New York’s Magic 106.7 at night, and you’ll hear nothing but stories about rekindled romances and exes getting back together 20 years later on this call-in romance show. Surprisingly, Delilah also sometimes offers good advice if you don’t believe in any of that corny bull&^%%$.
- Bargaining – Four Reasons to Make Someone Feel Guilty for Dumping You – It might not make them come back, but hey, it’s worth a try! Guilt makes people do crazy things.
- Depression – Addicted to Love? Song Links Cocaine Cravings and Romantic Depression – Yes, they have studied it – getting dumped can be as powerful as getting off of drugs. Sometimes understanding the nature of the pain helps you to heal it. Otherwise, we’d be taking Tylenol for paper cuts and putting band-aids on stomach aches.
- Acceptance – New York City Women Give Up Sex – In actuality you have two options here. You can accept that all single men (or, okay, women) are jerks and refuse to acknowledge your need for their companionship. Or, you can get right back on the saddle and accept that you agreed to live in a city with the hardest dating scene in the country: How About We?