Breakup Advice: 19 Things Not to Say After a Breakup

If you’ve ever had to console a friend when they’re newly heartbroken, then you may have had to offer advice that might not have been well-received. Your advice might be great, but to a sensitive soul going through a breakup, your words could seem invasive. There are lines you shouldn’t cross when you’re consoling a heartbroken friend, and we’ll outline 19 of them in this article.

You Don’t Need Them Anyway

Two women discuss a breakup. The woman on the left offers advice to her friend who has just gone through a breakup.

When a friend has just gone through a breakup, it may be tempting to tell them what you think they want to hear first. You may want to go ahead and tell them they’re better off without their former beau. What may come as a surprise, though, is that this is not what someone who’s freshly heartbroken necessarily wants to hear. If the wound is new, they may not yet be at the place where they believe they don’t need their ex. In fact, they may still want to be with them pretty badly. To find out what else you shouldn’t say after a breakup, read on!