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Breaking up can be hard to do, but now there’s an app for that. The app is called Mend, and it was built by a former Google engineer who went through a bad breakup and suddenly recognized the need for an app like Mend. On the app, users are introduced to an animated avatar of the Mend founder, Ellen Huerta. Her reassuring voice offers guidance on how to move forward, with topics like “detoxing” from your ex; redefining your sense of self — even how to get a better night’s sleep. Huerta, identified by the name Elle on Mend, found online sites that offer breakup advice to be disappointing, with generic insights like “It just takes time” or bad advice like “Post a photo on social media of yourself with someone new.”
… She said she set out to build a better digital experience for the newly single, where users could shake their feeling of helplessness and take action.