Rather than quickly moving on to the next beau or keeping yourself busy, the Divergent star recommends falling in love with yourself.
"I think when you feel like you've gotten your heart broken, it's probably because you broke it yourself," she told the Huffington Post. "That's counterintuitive, but my experience has been when I've been heartbroken, I say take a break. Do you. Taste the world as an individual rather than someone who's in partnership. Learn to love yourself. Learn what makes you laugh and learn what makes you happy."
"I remember when I was 17, I had broken up with someone who was my first love," she continued. "After we broke up, I decided to take a year to know me. I didn't want to date anyone else. I didn't want to look at anyone else. What I found was I had more fun with myself than I ever had with another person. My entire life, I felt like I had to depend on others for entertainment and depend on external experience in order to laugh and find things really funny. I became my own best friend. That was the most beautiful realization I had during that whole period."
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