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10 Destinations For The Broken-Hearted (PHOTOS)

Posted: 02/14/2012 7:00 am

If you've just gone through a break-up, reading about romantic getaways can be tough at any time of year -- but there's nothing quite like the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day to make the newly-single feel like they're the only ones not currently in a relationship. Not everyone thinks that travel is the best cure for a broken heart, but you don't have to be a travel junkie to see how a change of scenery can help you get past the worst stages of grief.

Some destinations are super-romantic and may not be ideal options if you're nursing a broken heart, but others seem tailor-made to help you get over your ex. Even in some quintessentially romantic places it's possible to immerse yourself in your new surroundings by participating in a special retreat or hands-on activity.

Here are 10 destinations for the broken-hearted, where you can re-launch the next phase of your life or just find the space you need to curse your ex cry in private.

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Museum of Broken Relationships - Zagreb, Croatia
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The Museum of Broken Relationships is the answer to the question:  "What do you do with your ex-girlfriend's garden gnome or your ex-boyfriend's model sailboat collection, after the relationship has ended?"  The museum exhibit, which has a permanent home in the capital city of Croatia but can be seen on tour in art museums and shopping malls across Europe, the US and Asia, features a collection of artifacts donated from bitter or bereaved ex-lovers.  The relationship mementos range from photos and poems, to teddy bears and wedding dresses and even a vial of tears.

Though the previous owners' identities are kept anonymous, each artifact is accompanied by an explanation of the significance of the object and why it was donated.   A prosthetic leg, for instance, was gifted to the museum by a war veteran after the end of a relationship with his physical therapist and an axe, which one jilted Croatian woman used to chop her ex's furniture to pieces, was donated after she discovered her girlfriend had fallen in love with another a woman.  The Museum of Broken Relationships can be a choice destination for those in need of reassurance that they are not alone in their heartache or at the very least, for those in need of a new home for their ex-boyfriend's Scooby Doo underpants.

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