Can an App
Help You Get Over an Ex?

It's not just a catchy slogan. Think of any situation life throws at you and you're all but guaranteed that "there's an app for that." Case in point: a new app that promises to help you get over a nasty breakup. Ellen Huerta, a former guru at Google, created Mend to be a personal trainer for a broken heart that guides you through the process and away from common pitfalls (talking about it incessantly to friends, social media stalking or trying to run into your ex accidentally on purpose).

Download the Mend app and enter when and why you broke up. You're then introduced to an animated avatar of Huerta named Elle, and her soothing voice offers guidance on how to move forward. There's helpful content and guidance on breaking bad patterns, even a lesson on how to get a better night's sleep. As an added bonus you also get access to a 24/7 emotional advice and support line to avoid those regrettable late-night calls or drunk texts. And since it's an app and not a self-help book, there's plenty of progress-tracking throughout your training so you can monitor your advances out of the ugly pit that is heartbreak.


After a free 7-day trial, you can continue receiving daily training and bonus content by becoming a member, starting at $4.99 a month.