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Big-Bucks Breakups

According to a recent poll, the average woman spends close to $800 after a breakup…no, not on Ben & Jerry’s and white wine, but on making over her appearance! The survey found that many women deal with the painful end of a relationship by indulging in retail therapy, with shopping for a fresh wardrobe, splurging on a new hairstyle and signing up for a gym membership among the most common image-improving purchases. Experts say that women often feel self conscious about their looks after a breakup, and a makeover can be a great way to lift their spirits- and their confidence. Here's the breakdown from the Daily Mail --$144 on a new hairdo.   --$62 on tanning.   --$192 on new clothes.   --$96 on new shoes.   --$76 on new make-up.   --$81 on manicures and pedicures.   --And $128 on a gym membership, boot camp, and other attempts to get into shape.    --On top of that, the average woman also spends $109 a week going out once they're single.  And 11% immediately buy an online dating membership. Photo credit images_of_money via Flickr

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