• How to help a friend through a break-up

Give him a shoulder to cry on

The verdict: skip it

When people relive the sadness of a breakup, they tend to stay stuck in a rut of negative emotion, say researchers from Columbia University in the US and the University of California at Berkeley. So if he starts to wallow in weepy mode, remind him of all the times she pissed him off - a 2006 study published in the journal Emotion shows that heartbroken people move on faster when they're angry at their exes.

Feb 14, 2013

How to help a friend through a break-up

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  1. Peter10:13pm Sunday 17th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    yahoos usual dumb subjects - don't waste your time reading this Ka-rap

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  2. 05:01pm Sunday 17th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The best way to get over a breakup? Don't have a relationship to start with-problem solved.

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  3. Glib09:27am Sunday 17th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Work it out for yourself. Only YOU know your friend. Not some nameless writer on Yahoo.

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