It’s time when your bro needs to get over his ex! He has been battling with the to-and-fro of a crumbling relationship and it isn’t doing him any better. There is a way to beautifully distract your friend away from his misery and be there for him just how he would appreciate it. If some of you are dealing with a broken-hearted friend (because a broken heart doesn’t have a gender) and are a bit clueless about how to help him out of it, just follow these simple pointers and he’ll probably spring back to life.
Let Him Grieve In His Boxers
After a rough break-up, the will to step out and live life slowly inches towards being non-existent. All your friend is probably gonna do it sit around in his boxers all day at home and lament over the loss. That’s alright. Give him the freedom to do that. More than anything else, it’s imperative that he does that because if his grief is all held up inside, it’s just going to come out later, in the worst possible ways. What you can do is, hop over to his pad and crack open a cold brewski and chill with him. Listen to him talk for hours about his ex and perhaps break the monotony with your crude and unkempt humour, from time to time.
Listen To Him Bitch About Life, Women & Other Things
Well, we’ve said it all. He needs someone to listen to him and not necessarily advise him on his state and fate. So just be there, hear him bitch his heart out about his failed relationship. The more he lets out, the more he lets go of. Do us a favour and don’t say things like ‘get over it bro’ or ‘she wasn’t worth it’. Maybe she wasn’t but you just need to listen to him talk because once he’s done talking he probably won’t talk about her or the relationship again.
Get Him Out Of The House. Start With Taking Him Out For A Beer
It’s time to get him to leave his abode aka his bed and no one but you can get him to do so. Not even his mother. So coax him into getting out of bed and slowly try and get him out of his boxer phase. Maybe a casual beer with some banter at the closest watering hole is idle?
Spend Time With Him Doing Absolutely Nothing
This is a best bro step for sure. By nothing we could mean hang around with him playing videogames or just strumming a guitar making music or maybe smoke a doob and have lifelong discussions or share utter silence. Do whatever floats his boat really. He will thank you one day
After A Few Home Sessions, It’s Finally Time To Get Him Out Of The House
So you can stretch your watering hole distance a tad and take him out for a nice night out, with the boys. The city’s night life never ceases to exist so you can head anywhere and probably get piss drunk together. Maybe it’s not the right time to introduce him to the ladies yet, he can use this time to be around his guy friends for now.
Time To Meet The Ladies
After all the alone time, beer sessions and boys nights it’s time to take him out and introduce him to a few ladies! And why not? He’s grieved enough, he’s maxed out on his boxer phase and he has probably used his right hand more than he wants to. So we reckon, take him to a nice local pub and wingman the evening out for him. It’s time to get your bro laid, bro!
Take A Trip!
We saved the most important point for last. Getting out of the city with friends is an instant healing mechanism. Right now, even though he’s meeting women, gone back to his routine, laughing at things that are funny, he still looks around and finds things that remind him of his ex. Its human tendency to feel a void every once in a while and it’s almost inevitable. A trip can change perspectives and make him forget past things and make him realise that there are other things that can create happiness too. Get the boy gang in order and head to a super fun place. Ideally, head to a place near water as water brings about a lot of positivity and happiness.
It’ll take time and a lot of hard work from your end but your friend will eventually heal and come back to being himself all over again. As long as you’re there and you have his back; everything will be sorted out, fret not!