Heartache is hard enough, but there's another kind of breakup that can be just as bad: losing a friend. The truth is, a romantic breakup can often lead to a clean slate, whereas a friendship gone sour can leave you in a seriously awkward social scenario with no easy way out.
But, don't fret. There is hope for you (and your ex-pal) yet! Whether you've grown out of it or had a serious fight, here are five steps to survive the worst of it and even — with a little effort — learn to love again.