The average relationship now only lasts about two years and nine months, according to one survey — and many people are compelled to revive themselves with a shopping spree or nurse their broken hearts back to health with a much-needed vacation. Amid the pain and sadness, a little personal investment in oneself can be just the remedy to get your mind off an ex and get back out there. “I would actually encourage it,” said best-selling author and New York relationship expert Susan Winter, speaking about the benefits of retail therapy in the wake of a painful break-up. “Anytime somebody spends money after a breakup, they are denoting an ending and clarifying a new beginning.”
- Has a bad break up resulted in you shopping yourself into credit card debt?