"Dealing with a break-up should be cliché jiu jitsu."

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do With Dignity


Mon, May 7th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you're thirty and just fresh out of a break-up, confides The Hairpin's Hallie Haglund, the last thing you need to do is take it with dignity. Stop being ashamed and instead, embrace the clichés.

After three paltry months of being single, I'd like to posit a theory. Cliches should be treated homeopathically, with more cliches. Dealing with a break-up should be cliche jiu jitsu. It should be like hydroplaning, for those of us who didn't grow up in New York and actually learned to drive. Rather than slamming on the brakes to avoid crashing into the image of yourself twenty years from now with a mustache and a child's barrette pinning back your wiry gray hair, just let that car coast. Lean into everything that you think is going to make you the lame recently single girl you don't want to be, and this my friend, this will set you free.



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