The weekend after the breakup, I was at a friend’s going-away party and drank a little too much, too early in the day.
I was chatting it up with a friend of my friend’s boyfriend, and tipsily invited him to my apartment after the party. Unfortunately, I decided to drunk Face Time my best friend in California, a former coworker, and my mother—all while with this man I had never met before, before finally sending him home that night.
It was a struggle.” –Kelly, 29, New York City “In college, I hooked up with a guy who I knew someone in my peripheral friend group had a crush on.
It turned out we didn’t even have any chemistry, he had a super weird penis, and most importantly—it really hurt my friend, even though we weren’t that close.
“If you get too caught up in the negativity, it’s easy to lose your sense of self-worth, and your self-esteem can plummet,” says certified personal coach and life strategist Danielle Gibson.