Breaking up is hard to do… or so they say. But do you know what’s even harder? The aftermath. The messy stuff. Divvying up belongings that you once owned together. Living civilly in the same house until it sells. Figuring out who gets to keep the dog. Compared to all of that, breaking up is a walk in the park. And to be honest, there were times when Brian and I considered staying together because it was so much easier. With that being said, here’s Tip #1 on How to Design After a Breakup: Get Out! Once the decision has been made to split, do yourself a favor and trust that it was the right decision. Don’t second guess. Don’t look back. And most importantly, don’t try to cohabit with your ex. One or both of you need to move out of your current place in order to start healing.