Going Through A Bad Breakup? 7 Things You Need In Your Recovery Kit

Whether it was your decision to end things or not, you’ve just been through a bad breakup with someone you invested time, energy, and a whole lot of love into and you’re feeling like crap. While only time will heal this pain, a little retail therapy can’t hurt. Grab these things from Amazon and you’ll be on your way to feeling like your old self again.

The Original Boyfriend Pillow, $34.99

Sure, you don’t really want to think about your ex right now, but you do miss the feel of warmth and comfort that was cuddling in his arms. In the absence of that, you can have a boyfriend in pillow form who’s always there when you need him and won’t complain that his arm is falling asleep when you’re just getting comfortable. Buy here.

Herbivore Botanicals Hydrate + Glow Skincare Mini Collection, $44

Just because you’ve just had your heart stomped to pieces doesn’t mean you can’t still look bomb. Herbivore is one of my favorite brands and this mini kit lets you sample a bit of everything they have to offer. With winter still in full force, your skin needs all the moisture it can gets, so the facial oil and the toning spray in particular will fix you right up. Buy here.

Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt in Dream Away, $19

There’s no better way to relax and forget the world outside than getting in a nice warm bath. Want to take that to the next level? Add in some Kneipp bath salt in Dream Away, which contains valerian and hops and will literally make you ready to hibernate like a bear in winter. I can’t tell you how many bottles of this stuff I’ve gone through this winter—it’s the best. Buy here.

Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Chocolates (48 count), $13.71

When you’re feeling like crap, sometimes you just want to wallow in it a little bit. That means you need chocolate. While your mileage may vary when it comes to which chocolate is best, you can’t go wrong with a bit of Ferrero Rocher, right? (If Lindt is more your style, there’s a collection for that too.) Buy your yummy hazelnut goodies here.

Christine & The Queens—Chris, $13.98

If you want to stop feeling sorry for yourself and just dance some of the pain away, you need to grab Christine and the Queens’ sophomore album, Chris. It’s amazing French pop music (sung in English and French, so you get two albums for the price of one!) that will make you feel like maybe life and love aren’t so bad after all. Trust me, you’ll thank yourself. Buy here.

My Year Of Rest And Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh, $17.67

If reading is more your style, there’s no better post-breakup book than Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest And Relaxation. The story is exactly what it sounds like: the narrator decides to take an entire year out of her life to do absolutely nothing in an effort to escape the trials of her everyday life. It’s probably not an option for most of us in real life, but it’s fantastically interesting to read about (and distracting from heartbreak). Buy here.

Paddywax Library Collection Candle in John Steinbeck, $18.49

Nothing says coziness and relaxation better than scented candles, and this one smells like amber and smoked birch, so it’s perfect for the colder months. Set this in your coffee table, snuggle in with your boyfriend pillow and your new book, and live your best life. Buy here.

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