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    27 Things You Really Need To Hear After Getting Your Heart Broken

    Because love is a cruel bitch sometimes.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community for their best advice for dealing with heartbreak. Here’s what they had to say:

    1. Know that it will SUCK — but not forever.

    2. Embrace how much it actually sucks.

    3. Don't assume you should be "over this" already.

    4. Know that there's ~science~ to explain what you're going through right now.

    5. Sure, it's not fair that you got your heart broken, but that doesn't mean you should give up hope.

    6. Really, the best is yet to come.

    7. But don't immediately try to find someone new to distract yourself.

    8. Take this opportunity to make some little positive changes in your life.

    9. And try to steer clear of potentially not-so-healthy behaviors.

    10. Pizza and Netflix with your best friend will help. A lot.

    11. So will Taylor Swift.

    12. Don't shy away from all the things that remind you of them. Do what you want to do.

    13. But feel free to purge all that crap they left at your place if keeping it or seeing it will make you upset.

    14. And maybe punch something if you feel like it. Or run, whatever.

    15. If you can, give yourself a change of scenery stat.

    16. Fight the urge to get back together — you broke up for a reason.

    17. And maybe don't have sex with them one last time.

    18. Recognize that you may still have A LOT to learn about yourself.

    19. Remember that they were kinda the worst sometimes.

    20. It may not feel like it now, but you're learning A LOT from this.

    21. Just don't let this turn you into a bitter and cynical mess, either.

    22. Work on finding yourself, especially since your ~self~ may have changed since the last time you were single.

    23. Take a little time to think about the kind of person you do want and deserve to be with.

    24. Remember, this won't last forever.

    25. Unfriend, unfollow, block — do whatever you've got to do so you aren't constantly seeing what they're up to.

    26. This person maybe didn't love you as much as you deserved, but someone else will.

    27. You're right, you will literally never be the same. But... that's OK.