Survival Kit for the Broken-Hearted

Contributor: Nicole Golloso

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Easy to Say, Hard to do.

I’m sure you know what I mean because you probably opened this article because the ‘delete’, ‘block’, and ‘unfollow’ buttons did not do the job for you.

Thing is,as much as finding a rebound will not resolve your problem, erasing memories could certainly not mend your broken heart as well.

If you really want to move on, stop caring about whatever your ex will do, say or feel now that you are not together. Instead, start diverting your focus back to yourself and take this opportunity to reconnect, to rediscover and to relearn.

Reconnect with your family and friends

Why waste time crying over your ex when you can have fun with people who are willing to be your “forever” even without you asking?

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Shake off your tears and celebrate your freedom with your loved ones.

Address: Road E, Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue Cor. E. Rodriguez Jr., Pasig City

Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday (except holidays)        12:00nn -9:00 pm

Friday (except holidays) 12:00nn – 10:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 9:00 am – 10:30 pm

Rates:   Monday – Thursday    Php 250/hour/jumper

Friday – Sunday & Holidays   Php 350/hour/jumper


Start making new memories over boardgames and good food like the good old days.

Address:  Block 2 Lot 15 Greenwoods Ave., Greenwoods Executive Village,

Pasig City

Contact Details:  (02) 544 8274 or 0917-544-8274

Operating Hours:  Monday- Thursday  2:00 pm – 12:00 am

Friday – Sunday  2:00 pm – 1:00 am

Must-try dishes:  Burger Against Humanity, Chixit Wings, Milo Cake, Spicy Halli Olio

Must-try drinks:  Red Velvet Frost, Nutella Frost


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29556341732_3588b70f44_bIf you can’t beat your friends in the game of love, claim the victory in kart racing instead.

Address: Circuit Makati, Barangay Carmona, Makati City

Contact Details: 0915-447-1060 or 0920-411-2645

Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday  3:00 pm-11:00 pm

Friday – Sunday   11:00 am- 11:00 pm

Rediscover your strengths and capabilities

Being single doesn’t mean that you have to be miserable.

Believe me, Single, Strong and Happy goes very well together too.

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Your happiness should not depend on anyone else. Start your journey towards a happier, healthier and better you by bringing back the balance in your life.

Address: BGC Branch– 11/F The Fort Legend Tower, 3rd Ave. Cor. 31st street, BGC, Taguig City

Ortigas Branch– 4/F The Podium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

Makati Branch- 3/F Cambridge Centre, Tordesillas Cor. Gallardo St., Salcedo Village, Makati City

Manila Branch- 2/F Enrique Razon Sports Center, DLSU Manila, Fidel Reyes Street, Malate, Manila City

Contact Details: 86YOGA+ (5696420) or 09988669260 or 09276548254


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You may be single but you are not necessarily inferior to those who are in a relationship. Stand up for yourself and prove that you could conquer any challenge that life would throw at you without having to depend on anyone.

Address:                        2/F D’ Ace Plaza, United St. Cor. Brixton St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Operating Hours:          Monday to Sunday  8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Contact Details:            +63916-596-8752


Classes Offered: Beginner and Advance Pole, Beginner and Advance Silk, Contortion, Aerial Loop, Heels & Tease, Pick a Trick, Zumba

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Your break up may have challenged you physically, mentally and emotionally but that doesn’t mean that you are weak. Stop underestimating yourself and believe that you are more than what you think you are.

Address:  #155 Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue, Pasig City

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday  1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday  11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sundays  11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Contact Details:            (02) 6242872 or +639175658945


Classes Offered: Parkour, Gauntlet (Circuit Training and Obstacle Course challenge), Kenjutsu (Art of Swordmanship), Tricking (Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Breakdancing and Capoeira Combo), Rogue Day (Calisthenics)

Relearn to love yourself

You’ve invested time, energy and effort to make your previous relationship work. Don’t you think that you also deserve to give that kind of attention to yourself too?

  1. SIP & GOGH 

Alcohol is not the answer to your problem but a sip of wine and a little taste of art would surely be helpful in releasing all the negativities that you have at the moment. Bank on your emotions and transform that into a masterpiece.

Address: Kapitolyo Branch- 2/F ACE Hotel Suites, United St., Cor. Brixton St.,

Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Operating Hours:          Monday to Sunday                                1:00 – 10:00 pm

Contact details:             +63 6320069 or +63 9978044384


Other branches:  Ayala Heights, Eastwood, Kapitolyo, Alabang

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As much as you have to heal your broken heart, you must also rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

Address:                        119 Barangay Tipakan, 4217 Lipa, Batangas City

Contact details:             +632 8848074 or +63 9188848078


Retreats Offered:           The Farm Anti-age and rejuvenation

The Farm Fitness, The Farm Stress Management, The Farm Detox, The Farm Weight Management, The Farm Wellness Experience

Amenities: World-class Villas, Healing Sanctuary Spa Treatments, Integrated Medical Services (Psychoemotional Clearing, Guided Meditation, Ozone Therapy, Magnetic Clay Footbath etc.), Movement and Fitness, Golf Facilities

Moving on doesn’t always have to be sad depressing. As cliché as it may sound, you have to accept that everything happens for a reason and that sometimes we really have to go through difficult times for us to be able to experience and appreciate fully the better things that life has got in store for us.

So stop being bitter about the past and start enjoying the present not for anyone else but for yourself.

About the Contributor:

Nicole is someone who literally makes the concept of “work-life” balance seriously. Apart from having a full-time job as a Career Management Specialist, she also teaches part-time while taking up a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology. When she is not working, Nicole makes time for what she calls her “personal addictions”: Singing, Dancing, Travelling, and Collecting Volkswagen Beetle toys.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike says:

    Love this article tyvm for reminding that there is life aftet a heartbreak 🙂


    1. MargaGoes says:

      Heartbreaks will always make you stronger. ❤ Glad to have helped you with whatever you're going through! 🙂


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