Trying To Get Over An Ex? There's An App For That

What becomes of the broken hearted? They download Mend

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What's your usual post-break-up ritual?

Do you cry into a vat of ice cream while watching Bridget Jones on repeat?

Change careers, hairstyle and take up a weird hobby?

Press that nice, big, tempting self-destruction button, go on a three-day bender and rebound with a really sub-par human?

Perhaps you enjoy a nice cocktail of the above in an attempt to stitch together the torn pieces of your tender heart?

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Well, although these old-fashioned tricks are classics, perhaps it's time we enter the 21st Century and app our way back to emotional stability.

Mend is the mobile application that promises to hold your hand through the turmoil that is being newly single.

The app calls itself, 'a personal trainer for heartbreak' and works by starting you off with a free 'Heartbreak Cleanse.'

Every day you check into the app and listen to a short audio training and then have time to reflect.

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The app tracks your progress much like other wellbeing or exercise apps.

The founder, Elle Huerta says:

Not too long ago, I was going through a breakup and looking online for help. I found a lot of cliche advice, but nothing that resonated with me. So I set out to build a site I would use myself: letsmend.com. After connecting with thousands of heartbroken people all over the world, I realized that there was more work to do. Content was helpful, but what people really wanted was more personalized support... With our app, we are reinventing the way people mend broken hearts. I'm so thankful that you're along for the journey.

Huerta wants heartbreak to be taken as seriously as any other attempts at wellbeing.

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'One of my personal missions is to erase the shame and taboo of heartbreak as something to just get over,' Ms. Huerta told The New York Times.

She acknowledges the addictive nature of love and therefore the trauma in going into emotional withdrawal, once the relationship is over.

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This app takes this notion seriously, and will listen indefinitely, unlike your poor friends.

The app is free for the first seven days, so if you're at your wit's end it may be worth a download.

They say time is the greatest healer, but maybe Mend will do the job.

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