• How to help a friend through a break-up

Mend your friend

All's fair in love and war. Maybe that's why Valentine's Day, traditionally a time for loved-up warm and fuzzy feelings, is also the time of the year couples are more likely to split.

In fact, a review of more than 10,000 Facebook statuses found that Valentine's Day and the following weeks were the peak period for couples to break up. Maybe he missed the cues for the present she wanted, maybe Valentine's Day made her re-appraise their relationship . . .

Whatever the reason, your mate is hurting and needs some support. Here are the best strategies to employ – and the ones you should steer well clear of.

Feb 14, 2013

How to help a friend through a break-up

Got a friend who's just been crushed? Here are the best (and worst) ways to help your heartbroken mate rebuild

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  1. Adam10:55am Thursday 28th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What a load of garbage. Spa with him so he won't start a fight with some random stranger? Yes, that's how we handle things because we're all violent morons. Surround him with women? Great idea. Take him to a party or club and through him into the middle of a bunch of women acting all full of themselves while they have drinks and giggles with their girlfriends, and play mind games with any guy who thinks about approaching them. Yes, that's bound to make him feel better about what else is out there.

  2. Ghost Hunter02:09am Tuesday 19th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Buy him an airline ticket, a big carton of condoms and send him off to Pattaya Thailand for a month or two. Tell him to go for a little visit to a place called ' Walking Street '. He probably won't want to come back here to Oz again ! :-D

  3. D.D.10:07am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Type in BKK 141 and buy an Ticket to Thailand????????????????????

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  4. Glib04:09pm Friday 15th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    STEP 1. Don't take any "advice" from some nameless writer on Yahoo. Use your own COMMON SENSE & intuition.

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