WOMEN
12/03/2012 10:30 am ET

26 Milestones To Celebrate Passing After A Big Breakup

After a devastating split, it’s hard to get your groove back. What’s even worse is that getting over it doesn’t happen all at once. Just when you think you’re over it, you get hit with another wave of sadness.

It’s taken me about a year to feel fully like myself after my big, life-changing breakup. Along the way, I spent a lot of time beating myself up for not moving on in a speedier fashion but looking back, I can see that only hurt my progress. What I should have done instead was to be proud of myself for every step I took, and when I felt discouraged and set back, looked forward to the next goal.

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