When one is going through the immediate aftermath of a breakup, when not surrounded by friends to protect you from the emotional rollercoaster, it’s important to be careful of your surroundings. I’m not talking about sharp implements unless of course the breakup is a truly devastating one and you are prone to extreme reactions.

No, one is talking about the simple things around you. For example, one has discovered it’s best not to drive home from supportive friends late on the night of said breakup listening to Adele’s “Someone like you” in the car. It is frightfully hard to drive the car whilst crying.

Nor is it advisable to watch a tv show the following night focused on a flash mob surprise marriage proposal and impromptu wedding. So I caution you all, watch happy shows, listen to happy music and stay away from Adele, no matter how good she is, in these dangerous times.