Got an open-ended booking at the Heartbreak Hotel and a growing thirst for a whole lot of whisky?
Hold on – there’s an app for that.
Mend is the app that acts as your free “personal trainer” in the wake of a bad breakup.
Former Google guru Ellen Huerta created the app to help the heartbroken through a combination of journalism, original content and progress tracking.
Users of the app start by entering when and why they broke up with their ex. You’ll then be prompted to confess to the last time you contacted said ex. But once that unpleasantness is over with, the app’s soothing personal assistant, Elle, takes you through your first ‘training session.’
These regular sessions are part of a ’28-Day Heartbreak Cleanse’, designed to help quicken the healing process by providing the user with short motivational audio clips and a 24/7 emotional support line (which you can call instead of, y’know, the person who massacred your heart.)
The app prompts you to check in incrementally and record when you complete healthy activities, like hit the gym or hang out with friends.
While Huerta reminds users that Mend isn’t meant to replace professional help, it’s still probably a better therapist than Jack Daniel’s.
h/t Men's Health