Dear Green and Gold,
My boyfriend broke up with me right before Valentine’s Day. It is awkward because I see him all over campus and I don’t want him to know that I am sad. What should I do?
Green Says: Focus on friends.
After a breakup, it can be easy to shut yourself off from the outside world and isolate yourself. It may feel good to curl up in your dorm with your laptop and binge-watch Grey’s Anatomy for the 500th time. Don’t do that. Instead, take the time you would have otherwise spent with a significant other and invest in your friends. If you have a good group of friends, plan a movie night. If you have disconnected from friends, or don’t have a lot of friends, spend some time trying to make some. College is the perfect time in life to meet like-minded people who you connect with. There are a ton of places to meet friends on campus, and finding a club meeting or other activity could be a great place to put yourself out there. Upcoming events in March include meetings of the Student Diversity Task Force and Young Americans for Freedom. A fun event on April 2nd is Rock Climbing in the Fortin Small Gym. For a full list of events at RMC, go to https://www.rocky.edu/calendar
Gold Says: Put your energy into becoming your best self.
Focus on the things that bring you happiness. Whether it be family, friends, school, a hobby, self-care, or helping others. Doing things that keep you productive while also improving yourself is key. Focus on what you love. Take this time to strengthen your relationships with your family and friends. Spend time with those you love. Call your loved ones. Schoolwork is another great place to put your focus. Set some academic goals and work to achieve them. Continue a hobby you love or pick up a fun hobby you have been wanting to try. Use this time for self-improvement. Find out who you are, what makes you happy, and what you want out of life. It might help to turn outward and help others in need. You could get involved in volunteering programs. Healing takes time, but as you focus on your happiness and personal growth, it can make the process easier.
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