One of the greatest gifts in my adult life is the friendships I have with the women around me.

One of the greatest gifts in my adult life is the friendships I have with the women around me. The stability of my support system of amazing women helps ground me when I’m facing challenges. Being around women who are ambitious, focused, and capable is also extremely motivating, so when I’ve felt stuck or unable to handle something, I know I can rely on my friends to get me over the hurdle. One of the most challenging hurdles in life can be figuring out how to move on after heartbreak. When I’ve been broken-hearted in the past, I’ve heavily relied on my friends to help me process and recover from a breakup. 

Heartbreak can take a toll on every aspect of your life — work, friendships, and self-esteem. Heartbreak can also be an opportunity for growth, reflection, and self-awareness. But if you’re dealing with a breakup, sometimes you just want someone to tell you it’s all going to be OK. Having somebody give you a little pearl of wisdom when you’re feeling really down about a break up can be the spark that motivates you to start healing your heart. So, here are some incredible pieces of advice from impressive boss ladies who have walked through the fire and know you can, too. They will see you on the other side.

Invest In Yourself

Heartbreak is one of the most common and universal emotions a person will experience in life, but wow, does it feel so uniquely treacherous when it’s happening to you. Navigating my own heartbreaks and watching women around me do the same has shown me a silver lining — in the depths of a breakup, I’ve watched countless women begin to cultivate their biggest and most fulfilling achievements. So my best advice is to take this bittersweet opportunity to invest in you and the things that make your heart sing. Even when you don’t feel like it, taking tiny steps toward your dreams will give meaning and purpose to a brutal season of life, and possibly even set you on track to a future that is bigger and brighter than you could have ever dreamed up. 

— Danielle Finck, founder and CEO of Elle Communications

Stay Social 

Solo time can be good but don’t cut yourself off from society. Spending time with friends or just other humans really puts things in perspective and can prevent spiraling too far into self-pity and sadness. Plan a low-key hang, even if you don’t feel like it. Also, the healing power of Ben & Jerry’s Karamel Sutra Core cannot be underestimated.

— Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List

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