A collective groan goes up when we first advise a friend on the pros of trying something new (after the weeping, cleaning and hate has gone of course).
But clichs exist for a reason they work!
Think Elle Woods from 'Legally Blonde', and turn the end of your relationship into the start of something great (don't be disheartened if becoming a top legal mind doesn't happen straight away, learning to knit is fine too). And, if it doesn't work, what the hey, at least you tried and you're left thinking 'what ex?'.