06/10/2011 06:23 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Create New Boundaries After a Breakup

The single most important factor in helping you heal after a relationship ends is to create distance – that means no phone calls, no texting, and no "just this one last time" sex! If you have kids together or have other connections you can't dissolve, you still need to establish new rules and new boundaries. Whatever you do, do not follow his new dating exploits on Facebook!

– from Lisa Steadman, author of It's a Breakup, Not a Breakdown

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