Aries Breakup Breakdown: 4 Surefire Tips for Recovery

Aries, though you can be quite a heartbreaker, the Aries breakup can be particularly hard.

As the sign of self-love, you have a lot of pride, and being rejected is a big blow to your ego. While others may doubt themselves, most Aries wonder: “Why wouldn’t someone want to be with ME?” You know you’re a catch!

With that philosophy, it would seem that you’d move on quickly. Alas, no. The Aries breakup recovery time may take longer than this quick-paced sign would like.

Independent Aries don’t commit easily so you tend to engage wholeheartedly in love. You know you’re special, so you’ll hold out for your romantic royal—the person who has exactly what you want in a mate. No settling!

Once you find that special someone, you pour yourself fully into the relationship. Aries, you have a childlike innocence about you, and you want that happily-ever-after fantasy. Many Aries have had famous fairy-tale weddings.

Deep down, Aries are terrified of abandonment. Losing your mate makes you feel alone and helpless, which you hate. You expect every real relationship to be eternal. You’ll fight to make it last, even if you’re miserable with this person and the love has died. Years can pass before you have another serious relationship.

So how do you move on and have love in your life again?

Aries breakup heart-healing tips

Get mad

Angry Rams need to release some rage. Otherwise, you get stuck in bitterness, which only hurts you. As the oft-heard saying goes, “Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.” Crank up some angry ballads and sing and dance the feelings out of your body.

Deal with reality

We know you’ve lost your fantasy, and it’s hard to let go. But try to view this person as a human being with flaws and struggles, just like you. Nobody is an angel. Take off the blinders and see with perspective, instead of clinging to your ideal picture.

Play with fire

As a fire sign, you like a little pyromania. Burn photos or letters from the ex. When you feel extra-low, write down your negative thoughts (“I’ll never meet another true love again”) and torch the pages, then flush the ashes. Adios! 

Cry your eyes out

Emotional Aries need to release all the hurt you keep inside. Listen to power-ballads by Aries songstresses Mariah Carey (“I Still Believe”), Celine Dion (“The Power of Love”) and Selena (“Dreaming of You”). Yeah, they’re sappy—and they’re exactly what you need to trigger an awesome cry.

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