Generally break-ups are never easy.
A recent Auto Europe poll suggests that people start money saving with the belief that an average of £22,000 is needed to move on from a break-up. Some may use their money to distract them with materialistic measures, such as cars and fashion items. Others seek out feel good techniques, such as cosmetic surgery, luxury holidays and VIP travel. Whatever the approach, here are some unique ways people deal with the loss:
There can be nothing like luxury holidays to distract from a recent break up. 27.3% of individuals save for such a trip. Grab a premium car hire, book into a stylish hotel and escape in the experience. VIP travel across Europe, North America, Asia or simply stay in the UK. Whatever the destination, this can be money well spent.
19.7% of Brits consider purchasing a new car as an effective way of distracting themselves from a recent break-up. The smell of a new vehicle, the feeling as it is driven out of the showroom, is enough to bring an immense feel good factor. To many an essential status symbol, a car can give that extra boost of confidence needed to get through a split.
Data also shows that 13.8% of Brits secretly save their money so that they can afford fashion items. A new piece of clothing or accessory often comes with a symbolic meaning of gratification, of trying out a new look and getting out of the comfort zone. After all, a little bit of change is important in coping with a break-up aftermath.
Going a step further, cosmetic surgeries are also fairly common procedures among those who seek transformation. And 3.9% save their money just for that purpose. Starting fresh doesn’t need to include any kind of medical intervention, however, it can help us feel more confident and ready to move forward.
This is the time to finally follow through with old plans. So why not spend part of that £22K taking care of oneself? According to the study, 23.7% of Brits save money for a variety of reasons. This is a great opportunity to do a house renovation, go to a Spa for some well-deserved pampering, take loved ones out to dinner or indulge in some clubbing therapy. Perhaps even invest in art classes, dance lessons, or go back to university and start an entirely new career. Opportunities are endless.
So how much does one really need to get over a break-up? Well, that depends – for some; money will go a long way in helping them overcome the situation. For others, simply turning to friends and family is a more soothing approach. The point is that with more freedom and independence to actually follow your dreams, even if your previous relationship wasn’t holding you back, there is still so much to do and see. Embrace your new reality, forgive and forget. And let us know which unique way you’ve heard of before.