Having to get over a break-up can be hard, but doing that on top of having to pretend to be cheery around friends and family, that can be the worst. Bustle has a few ways to make the holidays a little bit easier for you if you're dealing with a tough break-up.

  • Keep busy because the more down time you have, the more time you're able to think about your ex-partner and that will only lead to crying and binge-watching romantic movies.
  • Take time for self-care especially when you're finding yourself feeling particularly down that day. Run yourself a bath, light some candles and go to town on a bottle of wine. You deserve to feel great about yourself, no matter how the relationship ended.
  • Keep some perspective which can be especially hard if your friends and relatives are asking about so-and-so and how they are. Just because your ex-significant other is no longer around, there are still so many people in your life who love you.

Go at this day-by-day and take care of yourself first. A break-up is hard no matter what time of the year it is, but you can get through this. So many people have done what you're doing and they're better people for it.

(via Bustle)