How to be Smarter: Sometimes, the most helpful thing is just to get what you want to say to him out of your system. Post-breakup, designate a friend to text what you want to say to him, but probably shouldn’t. She doesn’t have to respond–but every time you want to send a text to him that says “by the way, I never thought World of Warcraft was even mildly interesting” send it to her instead.
How to be Prettier: This fall, everyone needs a snuggly purple cardigan.
How to be (less) Awkward: If a boyfriend asks you a question that you don’t want to answer, just say, “I don’t want to answer.” Say it with a smile, and snuggle into them. Not every question needs to be answered, especially about past relationships or current feelings.