I have an incredible group of girlfriends with whom I share basically everything. We talk all the time and hang out as much as we can. Here's the thing though — most of them have, over the years, moved far away. So we text a lot. And sure, it's convenient, but it also means a lot of "being there" for each other happens via smartphone, which is no replacement for a simple hug. That being said, knowing things, like what texts to send your friend going through a breakup, can make all the difference when they need a shoulder to cry on.
Even if your situation isn't geographical like mine, there are plenty of reasons you'd need to text your friend after they've split up with their partner. Maybe you've just heard about what happened and you want to contact them ASAP. Maybe they are in the post-breakup hibernation phase. Or maybe you simply aren't sure what the right move is but you want them to know you care and are there for them. Whatever the case may be, it's helpful to have some idea as to the kind of message you want to send, so you don't just sit staring at a blank screen with writer's block. For help in these awkward situations, I reached out to the experts. Here's what they say you should send in any situation.