It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you were together, breakups are tough.
If you’re struggling to move on after a split, there’s an app to help you. It’s called Break-Up Boss, and the premise is pretty cool. Pay less than $10 (and part of the proceeds go to charity) and you’ll get advice, inspirational quotes, funny illustrations, playlists, pep talks, and more post-breakup positivity right to your phone.
Seven years ago I decided to write a book on break-ups. Because I think they're a gift. A chance for epic growth. Painful but largely misunderstood, like Justin Bieber. But life got busy, and the idea was parked. Then, last year, I realised it should be an APP, not a book! So, I jammed a books' worth of content into a tidy little app, and today that app and idea is finally live. It's called Break-Up Boss, and it has a singular goal: to help women handle, heal and move on from their breakup in a healthy, positive way. To act as a digital pocket coach for your traumatised, fragile, gorgeous little heart. After all: Why should a break-up be the boss of your life, mood, personality, diet, social life, sleep patterns, and (now ravenous and atrocious) drinking habits? Fuck that. You gotta take back control. You gotta be the boss of your break-up. You gotta make it work for you. And hopefully, with Break-Up Boss, you will. With illustrations by the glorious @bymariandrew, and LOTS of advice (much of which you will hate me for), as well as very fun extra shit - like daily pep-peps, a 'text your ex' function and Spotify playlists - but I can't detail in full here or they'll turn the music up and usher me off stage, @breakupboss acknowledges that while break-ups definitely suck, you don't have to suck at break-ups. Link to story in my bio, or find the app in the App Store. (Android version almost finished!) #breakupboss breakupboss.com.au @breakupboss
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What do you do if you think you’re going to run into your ex at a wedding? What do you do when you’ve had a few drinks and want to text him? What about when you’re just having a really “blah” day? Fire up the app and feel better.
Break-Up Boss is available for iPhone, with an Android version coming soon.
Would you download the app? Got any get post-breakup advice? Share with us in the comments!
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.