11 Breakup Must-Haves from Patti Stanger
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Survival Skills1 of 12
By Amy Elisa Keith and Natasha Burton
Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger is at it again, using her sassy know-how to help the rich and lonely find love. But happily ever after isn't always in the cards for her clients, or for the rest of us. To help you get over a breakup, Stanger (who's recently single herself) shares her own tried-and-tested advice.
Dating Detox2 of 12
"The best thing you can do is to take a dating break. It can be anywhere from 30 to 90 days, depending on how long you were with the guy. I did meditation, and my teacher did hypnosis to clear the energy from past relationships and any residue I was harboring."
Endorphin High3 of 12
"The endorphins kick in when you work out. Once I started exercising, I started feeling skinnier—and skinnier means sexier. It's not about losing weight; it's about feeling good."
Mother Knows Best4 of 12
After Stanger's recent breakup, her mother gave her one piece of advice that she swears by: "Whether you're 18 or 80, there's always another man around the corner."
A Big Don't5 of 12
"The first thing you shouldn't do post-breakup is to call you ex-boyfriend and ask, 'Why did you break up with me?' Because obviously he didn't want you, and that's just going to make you feel bad. Even if he said, 'You don't listen,' or whatever the excuse, it's never going to make you feel good. Never ever. So don't ask."
The Good Book6 of 12
"Getting to I Do is like the bible. I don't think that you can get a better book that talks about the alchemy of love between men and women. Why do men think the way they do, and why are women getting it wrong?"
Help Yourself7 of 12
"If you want a self-help book, then get Abraham Hicks's book Ask and It Is Given. It's the only self-help book that you will ever need."
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Comfort Food8 of 12
"I live on the Miracle Noodle. They have lots of fiber, and there are no carbs in it. I add a little truffle oil, a little cottage cheese and a little salt, and I'm good to go. It's kind of my mac 'n' cheese, without being fattening. I'm also a chocaholic. You have to splurge."
Dress For Success9 of 12
"Buy a LBD mini, with three-quarter-length sleeves, a V-neck. It'll go a long way. Any Donna Karan, any Diane von Furstenberg. The wrap dress is a staple for generations to come."
Jean Therapy10 of 12
"Find a pair of great skinny jeans. I love Genetic Denim—they have the best stretch. You can throw them in the wash and they return back to where they started."
Stand Tall11 of 12
"You can never go wrong with a great high-heeled shoe. Jimmy Choo's actually feel comfortable but also look sexy, because they've got little squishies in them so you can walk and stand forever."
Watch Patti dish out her brand of relationship advice on Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker
Skin Indulgence12 of 12
"The best tool is a Clarisonic. I buy them for Christmas, or a thank you gift. I was on Days of Our Lives and I actually bought the stars all Clarisonics. It saves you a ton of money on facials."