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Going through a breakup? There’s an app for that

A broken ceramic heart pictured in Berlin on January 7, 2010.
A broken ceramic heart pictured in Berlin on January 7, 2010.
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When she turned to the internet for post-breakup advice, former Google employee Ellen Huerta came up short – so she decided to fill that void herself.

What started as a newsletter, became an app and a website, a place to go for personalized training, advice and community, and, as the name suggests, to “Mend.” According to Huerta, the personalized training includes advice, journaling and various ex detoxes.

Would you try an app for heartbreak? We want to know how technology has changed the way you deal with breakups. Did you set aside the ice-cream and use an app to scrub your ex’s digital footprint from your browser? Or did you stalk them for too many months after they’d exited your life?  

Has technology helped you overcome a breakup? Has it hindered? What would you want to see from a post-break up app?


Ellen Huerta, creator of Mend, the “personal trainer for heartbreak” app and website; she tweets @ellenhuerta