San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2008
Smashing Katie is pleased to make a big splash with the broken hearted. Don't let your good intentions be misunderstood by saying the wrong thing. Learn what it takes to connect with someone who is hurting and let them know you care. Taking your mind off a breakup or divorce is important. Here are a few tips and tricks that one can use to show a loved one who cares about them.
1. Faux Pas #1 - Saying "You will find someone new"
Whatever you do, don't say "You will find someone new!" This is the last thing someone who is hurting wants to hear. Instead, try an empathetic comment, "You must be feeling badly right now." This will spark conversation and get them talking about their feelings and let go some of the anger. When the time is right, buy him/her a Wedding Ring Coffin. Whether it is good riddance or a say goodbye to a breakup or divorce, this coffin will kick start a heart and new life. And you will hit the empathetic mark with the plaque that reads either "R.I.P." or "Six Feet Isn't Deep Enough".
2. Faux Pas #2 - Saying "Why can't you just get over it!"
Ooh please, don't say that. While you may mean it, you have to remember your friend is experiencing a roller coaster of emotions and this comment will only make the situation worse. Try something like, "What can I do to help you get over this? Do you need a hug?" Then help them take out their anger with a hilariously cathartic knife block set where the knives are stuck straight through the body of the wee little man. Aaah, therapy and comedy all in one.
3. Faux Pas #3 - Saying "Why can't you just be civil to the ex!"
Ooh no, it is okay to get angry and grieve for the loss of your loved one. But do it in a healthy way. A toy voodoo doll is a great example that you can joke will stick by their side no matter what the mood. And best of all, one can wish baldness, migraines, etc with just a little prick of the pin.
4. Faux Pas #4 - Saying "Think how much better off you will be"
While this is true, it will also conjure memories of the wacky things the ex did. Instead make fun of the ex in a charming, cute way with a mug that reads "There He Goes Again, Showing Off His Wiener" with a vintage inspired photo of a man holding a wiener dog. Or even a book entitled "Porn For Women" which contains beautiful PG photos of men cooking, cleaning, listening, asking for directions coupled with steamy captions like "I just love to clean the house!" This is funny folks.
5. Faux Pas #5 - Saying "The love life will go down in flames"
It just isn't true. So many women have not yet discovered the sexual joys that are out there. Help her remember that she can be with other people and spice up her new life with the Boyfriend Replacement Personal Massage Gift Set. Saucy!
6. Faux Pas #6 - Reminding her she has no money!
Well financial stability may have gone out the window but the good news is that Smashing Katie is giving away a $600 Gift Card Raffle Drawing to Smashing Katie on February 29, 2008 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Visit http://active.com/donate/tntgsf/tntgsfASchmid2 for details entry. Time is running out and all entries must be received by Feb 28, 2008.
About Smashing Katie
Smashing Katie spawned from a relationship where our Katie never apologized for her part in a breakup / divorce. We give a special thanks to her for being so horrible that she in turn inspired SmashingKatie.com - the new source for super cheeky, very unique, and ever so clever breakup and divorce gifts that un-break hearts.
Angela Schmidt, Queen Bee and Big Cheese
Unofficially - Principal