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How Do You Recover From Getting Dumped?

Forget the ghosts of your past — it's time to love yourself and live it up!

Breakups are some of the toughest things we go through in life. They're painful but can also teach us many things, help us realize our past mistakes, and contribute to our self-growth.

Before all that can happen though, you have to get past the pain and get over the breakup. So today, we're asking you how YOU recover from one.

Do you start spending more time outside, like taking walks to the park? Or maybe plan a trip and travel somewhere completely new by yourself or with friends?

Perhaps you sign up for boxing or yoga classes to take your mind off it. Or you start learning a new skill, like cooking or dancing, to have something to focus on.

Maybe you splurge on a big buy for yourself, like a coat you've been eyeing for months. Or treat yourself to something nice because you deserve it, like a spa day.

Or you volunteer at an animal shelter or adoption facility because cute animals always make you smile.

Whatever it is, we could all use some tips on how to get over a breakup — let us know in the comments what you think is the best way and why. It might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!