It has been a long time since the dawn of miraculous potions for pain, wonderful spells to help your memory improve and mysterious remedies for overweight or balding. Even some adventured ones have entered the field of broken hearts and unreciprocated love. Yes, even love, that feeling that borns in the chest but can make your stomach ache, your head spin and mind blow away. Recently I met with a good friend of mine, it was a long time since I last saw him since he moved to the US, however he was very happy. I dared to ask if he was still together with his long time girlfriend, a very nice, pretty, caring girl he met when we were back in high school. The answer was negative, they had broken four months ago and I felt like a complete idiot for a couple of minutes, then he just told me “You know, those kind of things happen”.
Yes, they happen but no, I will not stop feeling like a complete ass. Nevertheless and as beers washed away my shyness and the weirdness of previous moments, I asked him how he was doing, you know with the break up and stuff. I remember after my last girlfriend dumped me (Yep, she did.) I felt terrible for a while but then it all came back together. But my case was way simpler, i had just been with my her for some 8 months (Yep, only 8 months.) not some 5 years like he did.
After hearing my question he just looked at me and said: “Well dude, I just took the 7 Sessions!”.
I will not go on telling what were my reactions, I will just put write them down:
Session 1. Sadness.
Cry your eyes out like a girl in company of your best friend and shout the hell out of your lungs. (Privacy is highly appreciated in this session)
Session 2. Madness.
Get mad, get crazy, get really pissed for all the wrong she did (C’mon, she can’t be that perfect!), do not call her or trash her, just… get it out of your system.
Session 3. Agony.
Well… apparently she was perfect after all. You were such a douge!!!
Session 4. Self-appreciation.
Ok, she was cool, but so were you!!! You are a nice, good looking, smart guy who just happened to be in pain after a break up. Look at you, you are still young, you are still alive… Damn it! There is still hope!!!
Session 5. Cleaning.
Alright, it is time to put away that silly Teddy Bear she got you for Valentine’s, and also get rid of those pictures of you together hanging in the wall, and that CD that reminds you to her, and also the book she gave you for Christmas… I mean, it is cool yo keep some mementos but wearing that sweater she bought you all day, every day… C’mon!
Session 6. Recovery.
Sure it was painful, of course it wasn’t nice but you have to face it… she wasn’t the one! You got to get out, do all the stuff you didn’t do regularly when you were a couple, go and try new things, travel, take a ceramics class (Do not take a ceramics class), get back in touch with your old friends.
Session 7. Melancholy and Happiness.
Getting out of a log relationship can be tough, and even you swear everyday that you will completely forget about her it will not happen. You have to look back on those days you were together and smile, realize and accept all you learned and be happy about it. Only then the sessions will be over.