Mend bills itself as a personal coach for the brokenhearted. If you recently ended a relationship, the app’s approach to self-care and its practical, actionable advice can be invaluable.
Each day, Mend offers guidance and coaching to ease the process of moving on. When you open the app, you’re asked to reflect on how you’re feeling by selecting from emoji-like faces that range from angry to sad to happy.
Based on your response, Mend offers a three-minute talk for you to listen to. These “trainings” focus on nurturing your sense of self and redefining your life postbreakup. They’re short enough that you can fit them in at least a few times a day—after waking up, during lunch, or just before bed, for example.
You’ll explore topics like “detoxing” from an ex, loving yourself as much as you’d like to be loved by another person, and letting go of a future with someone that is no longer in the cards.
Before long, Mend starts to feel like a friend—one who not only offers timely advice but also much-needed reality checks and reassurances.